Words Allowed with Dave Lordan & E.R. Murray

Workshop For Teenage Writers

Time and date

Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 2019

5 days

9:30 am

12:30 pm

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Back by popular demand, the legendary Words Allowed workshop for teenage writers returns to the festival in 2019 for the ninth year in a row.

Admission: €120

Designed to build the creative confidence and expressive ability of teenagers with an interest in writing it combines a high-energy workshop approach with talks and Q&A sessions on being a writer in the contemporary world where multimedia technologies and performance writing are assuming more importance alongside traditional book publishing. As well as covering traditional forms like poem, story and song, Words Allowed introduces participants to the essentials of Youtubeing & online video production. In an atmosphere of group support and encouragement for individual creativity, each participant will be facilitated in pursuing their own writing interests and in generating new work.

This workshop is led by fabulous authors and facilitators Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray. Together they will help participants explore and enjoy their creative imaginations over an intense, fun, inclusive and inspirational week. The workshop is open to young people of all backgrounds, identities and abilities. Dave and Elizabeth are both very experienced in working with young people with special needs. The only requirement is an interest in writing or storytelling of any kind.

Writers

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with four acclaimed books & twenty years experience in creativity education & cultural programme design. Check out his colourful...

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Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray writes novels for children and young adults and short fiction. Her books include The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (2016 Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read for Children), The Book...

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