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Online Creative Writing Workshops

During this pandemic all ‘Waterford Youth Arts’ workshops has gone digital using ZOOM. This term Playwright and Drama Practitioner Martina Collender will be running imaginative and though provoking creative writing workshops for 7 to 10 and 11 to 13-year olds and each week a special guest will be running the senior workshop.

With professional writers leading the workshops, we can proudly say that many of the alumni members of our Creative Writing Workshops 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.


If you know a young person who is drawn to creative writing and would love to learn to write astounding stories, compose passionate poetry, powerful prose and everything in between. These workshops will be perfect for you. Creative Writing will run for five weeks over the web, all you need is a compatible device and a quiet place at home to work.

Creative Writing costs 25 euros this term and payments will be taken exclusively through Eventbrite which you can book via the links below. If you require more information about this workshop please contact us.

Creative Writing

Workshop Times

9 - 11 years: Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am
12 - 14 years: Saturdays 12:00 pm - 01:00pm
15 - 18 years: Saturdays 2:00 pm - 3:30pm

For Further Information: WYA, The Arch Barrack Street,

Tel.051 879377



Places are limited, so book as soon as possible to ensure placement.

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