Words Allowed with Dave Lordan

Workshop for Teenage Writers

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Monday 16 to Friday 20 July 2018

5 days

9:30 am

12:30 pm

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Back by popular demand, Dave Lordan's legendary Words Allowed workshop for teenage writers returns to the festival in 2018 for the eighth year in a row.

Admission: 110


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 year Dave will be joined by the fabulous author and facilitator E.R. Murray to help the participants explore and enjoy their creative imaginations for this intense, fun, inclusive and inspirational week. The workshop is open to young people of all backgrounds, identities and abilities. Both teachers are also very experienced in working with young people with special needs. The only requirement is an interest in writing or storytelling of any kind.


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 new website...

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E.R. Murray

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

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