Wild Words Children's Book Festival

As part of a new project to bring together young people in Leitrim aged 13 to 17 that are interested in creative writing, storyteller and illustrator Wayne O Connor and writer Niamh Mac Cabe will present an 8-week series of writing workshops online starting on Wednesday 3rd March.

The project is part of a partnership between Leitrim County Council’s Arts and Library services and the Wild Words festival with the aim of developing a core group of young budding writers aged 13 – 17 who will get to take part in fun creative writing workshops as part of a group of like-minded teenagers.

While this series of workshops must be held online, once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, workshops will be held in real venues as well as on-line. 

In addition to the writing workshops themselves, in the future the group will get to publish their own work, to invite renowned authors as guest tutors and to organise and take part in reading events for young people

Where:Online via Zoom
When:Every Wednesday from March 3rd to May 5th from 7.30pm - 9pm (except March 17th and April 7th)
Cost:Free, but places are limited and allocated based on application

For further information and to apply go to www.wildwords.ie


  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union