Creative Writing Workshops
Eimear Cheasty runs the creative writing programme for Waterford Youth Arts 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.
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.
The workshops run on:
Saturday at Central Library, Lady lane, Waterford
7-10 years: 10.00-11.30am
11-13 years: 11.30-1.00pm
14-18 years: 2.00-4.00pm
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,