CANCELLED – Words Allowed: Teenage Writers with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

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Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July 2022

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If you are a teenage creative aged between 14 and 17, don’t miss this writing workshop with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray. Elizabeth will teach the Friday sessions and Dave will teach the Saturday and Sunday sessions. The workshop hours are Fri & Sat 9.30-12.30 & 1.30-4.30. Sun 9.30-12.30

Admission: €125

CANCELLED – Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled.


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 essay, Words Allowed introduces participants to the essentials of editing &  performance. 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.  Each of them they will help participants explore and enjoy their creative imaginations over an intense, fun, inclusive and inspirational weekend. 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.


Please note that participants must be aged between 14 and 17 at the time of the workshop.



Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland's leading contemporary poets, essayists and literary thinkers. He is a renowned advocate for community and youth creativity and well-being, working alongside...

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E.R. 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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