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West Cork Literary Festival - Children & YA

Within the West Cork Literary Festival, the Children and Young Adult’s Festival has developed into a rich and varied programme of events for young people, from age four up to teens.  

PJ Lynch Laureate na nOg and The Big Picture

Readings and workshops are given and led by award-winning writers and Workshop topics include comic books, illustration, picture storybooks, writing and reading poetry, devising plots and inventing characters.  

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2019 Literary Festival Events for Children & YA

Friday 12 July 2019

New To The Parish

Date 12 July 2019
Time 1:00 pm
Location Bantry Library
Admission Free
Saturday 13 July 2019

Teenage Workshop: Stephen James Smith

Age: 14-18 / 15 people max / Booking is required
Date 13 July 2019
Time 3:00 pm
Location Bantry Library
Admission Free
Sunday 14 July 2019

Teenage Reading: John Boyne

Age: 12+
Date 14 July 2019
Time 3:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6

Words Allowed with Dave Lordan & E.R. Murray

Workshop For Teenage Writers
Dates 15 July to 19 July 2019
Time 9:30 am
Location Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
Admission €120
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Caramel Hearts: E.R. Murray

Age: 12+
Date 16 July 2019
Time 3:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Children's Workshop: Create your own accordion book

Age: 8-12 / 10 people max / Booking is required
Date 17 July 2019
Time 10:00 am
Location Bantry Library
Admission Free

Teenage Reading: Cethan Leahy

Age: 14+
Date 17 July 2019
Time 3:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €6
Thursday 18 July 2019

Children's Workshop: Up & Up: Illustrating Workshop with Mark Wickham

Age: 5-12 / Booking is required
Date 18 July 2019
Time 10:00 am
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission €3

Teenage Workshop: Fighting Words

Age: 13-16 / 30 people max / Booking is required
Date 18 July 2019
Time 3:00 pm
Location St. Brendan’s Hall
Admission Free
Friday 19 July 2019

Children's Workshop: Fighting Words

Age: 4-6 / 15 people max / Booking is required
Date 19 July 2019
Time 10:00 am
Location Bantry Library
Admission Free

Seleced Events from 2018

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
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

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