Literary Programme 2018

Teenage Workshop: Familiar Pleasures: Writing Tropes in YA Fiction with Mary Watson

Teenage Workshop: Familiar Pleasures: Writing Tropes in YA Fiction with Mary Watson
(Age: 14-18 / Booking required)

Writer
Mary Watson

Where
Bantry Library

Date
Tue 17 July 2018

Time
10:00

Cost
FREE

Age: 14-18 / 15 people max / Booking is required

Love or hate them, there are many tropes that appear frequently in young adult fiction. This workshop explores some recurring themes and motifs, and how they may be useful in a story.

Mary Watson is from Cape Town and now lives on the West Coast of Ireland with her husband and three young children. Highlights of her adult writing career include being awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in Oxford in 2006, and being included on the Hay Festival’s 2014 Africa39 list of influential writers from sub-Saharan Africa.

Mary Watson will also be reading from her debut YA novel The Wren Hunt in St Brendan’s School Hall at 2.30pm today

Photo Credit: Rolex Bart Michiels