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School workshops in Illustration and Creative Writing
Evening events in Laurel Villa
Stanzas and Scones with guest poets
Exhibition by Colin Davidson
Laureate na nÓg visit Eoin Colfer
Discussions and poetry readings
Reading Rooms
Illustration and Creative Writing workshops open to the public
Music performance by Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol
Closing event Liam O'Flynn and guests

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Friday 12th September


Eoin Colfer, Laureate na nÓg - Launches Once Upon A Place At On Home Ground

Laureate na nÓg is an exciting project established by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon which recognises the role and importance of literature for children. The laureateship is currently held by Eoin Colfer. Eoin is a best-selling author of books for children and teens, known for writing the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations, the Wish List, The Supernaturalist and Airman. The second in his latest series, W.A.R.P. The Hangman's Revolution has just been published.

As Laureate na nÓg, Eoin has initiated a new project called Once Upon A Place. He wants to bring stories to children all over Ireland, reaching places that might not normally be prioritised . Eoin's second focus is on fantastic places: extraordinary settings in which to stage a very special and memorable storytelling event that would spark children's imaginations and bring the magic of story and of books to young people in an experiential way.

Audience: Children

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: 10.30am

FREE event

This is a closed session for invited local school students.