Creative Writing Workshops

With a variety of exceptional authors running Creative Writing this term, its an exciting time to get involved in the exciting world of the written word.

Waterford Youth Arts Creative Writing programme takes place every Saturday in the Central Library, Lady Lane. This is the only programme of its kind in Ireland, catering to young writers aged from 7 to 18, and members have been recipients of the Sean Dunne Young Poets Award and the Hot Press ‘Write Here, Write Now’ competition.

The programme has developed over the last number of years, and has hosted a number of highly respected writers and poets: Dave Lordan, Stephen James Smith, Mark Roper and Billy Roche to name but a few. The group have been involved in the annual Waterford Writers Weekend since 2010 which allows them to showcase their work and celebrate the talent of our young writers.

Due to Covid 19 and the phase five lockdown all workshops will be limited to six young people per workshop in line with current DCYA guidelines. 

Creative Writing

Creative writing costs €45 per term.

There are discounts for more than one family member. If any child has a difficulty paying the fee, then speak to one of the tutors or office staff about our bursary scheme.

Workshops Timetable



7-10 years: 10.00-11.00am
11-13 years: 11.30-1.00pm
14-18 years: 1.30-3.30pm

Places are limited, so a deposit of €20 will be required to ensure placement. Places are first come first serve, book early to avoid disappointment.

For Further Information: WYA, The Arch Barrack Street,

Tel.051 879377


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