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READ ON

Inspiring young people across Europe to read ~ Year Round

READ ON: Reading for Enjoyment, Achievement and Development of yOuNg people.

READ ON is a 4-year project across 6 European countries and 5 languages, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme.

READ ON aims to reignite a passion for reading amongst young people. It is specifically focused on those between the ages of 12 -19. According to OECD reports, reading will be one of the key skills that all young people will have to master if they are to succeed in their future working life as well as in their social life and in society in general. The project will be delivered through 7 partner organisations across 6 EU countries; Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Activities include Reading Programmes, Creative Writing, Interviewing, Literature and Cultural Identity, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Training for Professionals, Audience Development and Multimedia.

The project commenced in June 2017 and will continue until May 2021. The Irish component of the project will be delivered by West Cork Music in collaboration with Cork County Library & Arts Service. READ ON is undertaken with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Arts Council.

Further information on READ ON is available here.


Our Latest READ ON Events

Events are coming soon.

Previous Years

Saturday 14 July 2018

Teenage Workshop: Poetry Workshop with Inua Ellams

Age: 14-18 / Booking required
Date 14 July 2018
Time 10:00 am
Location Bantry Library
Admission FREE

Teenage Reading: The Surface Breaks: Louise O’Neill

Age: 14+
Date 14 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6

Words Allowed with Dave Lordan

Workshop for Teenage Writers
Dates 16 July to 20 July 2018
Time 9:30 am
Location Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Admission 110
Monday 16 July 2018

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words

Age: 12-14 / Booking required
Date 16 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Admission FREE
Tuesday 17 July 2018

Teenage Reading: The Wren Hunt: Mary Watson

Age: 14+
Date 17 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6
Wednesday 18 July 2018

Teenage Reading: I Am Thunder: Muhammad Khan

Age: 14+
Date 18 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6
Thursday 19 July 2018

Teenage Workshop: #IamIrish

Age: 14+ / Booking required
Date 19 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission FREE
Friday 20 July 2018

Teenage Event: A Reading & Writing Life

Age: 14-18
Date 20 July 2018
Time 2:30 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6

Our sponsors

Arts Council
Creative Europe
READ ON
Cork County Council
Pure Cork