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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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Sunday 14th September

Education

Illustration Workshops

2D, the Northern Ireland Comic Festival has been developed by the Verbal Arts Centre to nurture the art of visula storytelling and to highlight the importance of illustration in engaging young people with literature. 2D is organised and delivered by the Verbal Arts Centre and we are excited this year to be part of the On Home Ground programme of events. This provides us with the opportunity to develop and extend further the art of storytelling and illustration.

The programme includes fantastic guests who will take part in a series of engaging workshops deiveres by industry experts such as Oliver Jeffers, guest talks from Colin Davidson aimed at school groups of various ages and the general public.


Venue: Magherafelt Library

Times: 2pm (age 6-10)


Paid event

Admission £3.00

Sunday 14th September

Education

Creative Writing workshops

The Verbal Arts Centre is unique in its promotion f language and literature. Situated in Derry-Londonderry on the City walls, our ethos is to engage, educate and enthuse through the arts and development of written and spoken word.

We are delighted to be involved in the festival and have developed a programme of creative writing sessions aimed to various ages. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how to structure and develop their own poetry. together the groups will work with a team of creative writers to complete the task of creating a new collection of poetry.

Venue: Magherafelt Library

Times: Sunday 14, 2pm (age 10-14)


Paid event

Admission £3.00