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A series of workshops and talks for children and teenagers.


This event is suitable for 12 – 17 year olds.
Tickets: €15 – includes lunch. To book please email: bookings@cuirt.ie 

This full day of workshops, readings and discussions is ideal for young people with a passion for literature or art – or both!

The day will begin with a joint workshop by writer Deirdre Sullivan and illustrator Karen Vaughan who will talk about working together on Sullivan’s latest book Tangleweed and Brine, and will then lead individual workshops in writing and illustration.

Writer, journalist and podcaster Anna Carey will then talk about creating a podcast and creating online content, and will answer your questions on how to be a professional writer.

Sam Winston, artist and illustrator behind this year’s Cúirt programme cover and Galway Arts Centre exhibition, will give a workshop based on the process behind his work.

Sam Winston A Child of Books

Sam Winston’s illustration from ‘A Child of Books’ which features as the programme cover for the 2018 Cúirt programme. Image courtesy of Walker Books

After lunch, participants will have a guided tour of Red Bird Youth Arts Collective’s exhibition in Gallery 3, made in collaboration with CAMHS, Merlin Park Hospital. They will lead a discussion on claiming public space and activism through the arts.

The day will finish with a story exchange workshop facilitated by Narrative 4. The story exchange works on a simple idea: If I can hear your story deeply enough to retell it in my own words, as if it happened to me – and you can do the same for my story – then we will have seen the world through each other’s eyes.