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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Budding authors write first masterpiece at Scheme

Brian McDonald

Published 03/06/2014 | 02:30

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Shane O Maolain (8) and Amy Ni Thuathail (6) at the 13th annual Write a Book Awards, in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes
Shane O Maolain (8) and Amy Ni Thuathail (6) at the 13th annual Write a Book Awards, in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Bestseller or not, the publication of your first book is no small cause for celebration – even if you wrote, illustrated, bound and published it yourself.

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Hundreds of budding young authors were yesterday presented with awards after creating their first book as part of the Write a Book scheme run by the Galway Education centre.

The scheme aims to encourage the imagination and writing skills of the five to 12 year olds in both English and Irish. The 13th year of the awards drew the young writers, their families and teachers from across the west to the ceremony at Galway's Radission Blu Hotel.

Shane O Maolain (8) from Inverin wrote 'Jesse', a novel about a dog who was involved in a car crash.

Amy Ni Thuathail (6), also from Inverin, was proudly clutching her book, 'Coinin na Casca' about a lost Easter egg.

Ciara Nic Dhonnacha (6) from Spiddal made it to the awards, despite breaking her foot in an accident last Friday.

Irish Independent

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