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Are you aged between
14 and 17 and love to write?

...then join our exciting creative writing workshops designed exclusively for teenagers.


Discover your authentic voice, hone your storytelling skills and unleash your creative potential! 


Drumshanbo Library (some workshops will be online via Zoom)


Starting 19 February 2024


€70 per 10 week term



Led by acclaimed writers Wayne O'Connor, whose mythical artistry has graced games and books, and award-winning wordsmith Niamh Mac Cabe, renowned for her captivating literary works, this young writers club, organised by Leitrim County Council's Arts office and Library Services, offer a vibrant platform to express yourself.

The programme consists of weekly workshops that take place from September to May, with sessions alternating between in-person at Drumshanbo Library and on-line formats. 


In addition to workshops facilitated by our two facilitators, we will also occasionally host specialist workshops by some of Ireland’s most renowned Young Adult authors. As members of this the Wild Words Young Writers Club, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to Wild Words publications and take part in special Wild Words events in Leitrim and elsewhere. 

How to get involved


If you would like to become involved, please submit your contact details through the link below along with a short sample of your writing (max 500 words) and we will get back to you with details of when the programme will starting in January.


Further information


For more information contact Mary Blake, Leitrim County Council’s Children and Youth Arts Officer at

Leitrim Youth Arts

Leitrim County Council

Aras an Chontae

Carrick on Shannon

Co. Leitrim

T: 071 96 20005 Ext 541




© 2023 Leitrim County Council Arts Office

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