Monday 8th | SOLD OUT | Wednesday 10th | SOLD OUT

Friday 12th April  |  Nuns Island Theatre  |  10.00am – 11.00pm (Bilingual)

11.30am – 12.30pm (As gaeilge, this event is in Irish only, ideal for students of gael choláiste)

Áine Ní Ghlinn

Cúirt Labs for Post Primary Junior Cycle

This new addition to Cúirt labs is ideal for post primary students in 1st-3rd year. This is a great opportunity for young people to engage in contemporary Irish poetry and fiction and in turn create their own work.

Áine Ní Ghlinn is a poet, children’s writer, workshop facilitator and part-time lecturer. She has written 31 books to date and has won a range of awards for both poetry and fiction.  Her most recent books are Fadó Riamh – Ag an Tús (2018) – a collection of creation mythology from around the world – and a children’s novel Boscadán (2019).

File, léirmheastóir, scríbhneoir do pháistí agus léachtóir páirtaimseartha í Áine Ní Ghlinn. Tá 31 leabhar foilsithe aici agus go leor duaiseanna buaite aici Is iad na leabhair is déanaí dá cuid ná Fadó Riamh – Ag an Tús (2018) agus Boscadán (2019)

For Booking email karen@cuirt.ie. Price is €5 per Teenager. Group bookings only. Please bring lunch


Saturday 13th  |  Galway Arts Centre  |  11.00am – 5.00pm

Dave Rudden, Maria Karapish & Mot Collins, Mary Watson, Red Bird Youth Collective & Cúirt Young New Writer of the Year

Cúirt Labs for 12 – 17 year olds

A full day of workshops, readings, talks and a film screening for 12-17 year olds, ideal for young people with a passion for literature or art.

The day will begin with a reading and workshop from Mary Watson, writer of The Wren Hunt, described by the Guardian as “a magical YA debut….two factions battle for survival in this complex and slippery tale of ancient spells cast in contemporary Ireland”.

Dave Rudden, author of the award-winning Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy as well as the Doctor Who anthology Twelve Angels Weeping, will follow with a speculative fiction workshop based on Twelve Angels Weeping.

After lunch Red Bird Youth Collective will be screening their film Let Go and holding a discussion based on the themes of inclusion and bullying that arise in the film. This will be followed by a reading from the Cúirt Young New Writer of the Year.

Finally, join local illustrators and zinestresses Mot Collins and Maria Karapish for a workshop focusing on the history, culture and creation of the zine.

For Booking email karen@cuirt.ie. Price is €15 including lunch

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