Monday 22 September 2014

Young authors in the making

James Duggan

Published 03/04/2013 | 05:36

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Duagh girls who took part in the Creative Writing class at the Seanachai Centre in Listowel - Laura O'Connor, Amy O'Sullivan and Caoimhe Harte.

IT seems that Listowel's literary future is brighter than ever - that's if the Children's Creative Writing Course in the Seanchaí Centre is anything to go by!

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The course has been running for the past eight weeks and on Saturday, March 30 the children were presented with their certificates of completion.

The course has been running for a number of years, but this year has seen huge demand with a total of 20 children participating.

"We've had a huge response to the course this year and the children have shown wonderful enthusiasm throughout. It's definitely important to keep Listowel's literary heritage alive and strong!" Cara Trant of the Seanchaí said.

Special guest at the awards ceremony was Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who listened to the children read some of their poems and prose, as well as reading some of his own work for the children and their families to enjoy.

Ms Trant also commented on the children's progression throughout the course, both in terms of their literary skills and their confidence.

"Their tutor, Marian Relihan has done a brilliant job. They have all improved their creative writing skills immensely. We also find that the kids have much more confidence having completed the course – they're all eager for everyone to hear what they have written".


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