More creative writing fun in store for autumn at Museum

Fighting Words is not just the only show in town when it comes to encouraging creative writing among the young.

Far from it, as the Writers' Museum looks to the great writers of North Kerry as it launches its 2019 autumn programme of creative writing classes for young people.

The legacy of the great writers of North Kerry such as John B Keane and Bryan MacMahon is alive and well in Listowel through the dedicated work of Kerry Writers' Museum in nurturing, cultivating and developing the talents of young people through its courses and programmes.

The Museum's Autumn programme of creative writing classes for young people starts on Saturday, October 5, where participants learn how to use their imagination and everyday experiences to create stories and poems.

They will also draw inspiration from the sites and landmarks in Listowel including the Castle and magnificent Georgian Square.

"The aim of the programme is to develop the creative writing skills of young people, to help them explore their love of writing and let their imaginations run free," Kerry Writers' Museum manager Cara Trant said.

"Kerry Writers' Museum believes that creative writing is an essential part of every child's education: that giving children a real dedicated chance and space to explore the limitlessness of their imaginations, does great things," Cara added.

The eight-week programme of classes for children aged 7 and 11 years will be directed by published author Marion Relihan who also directs creative writing classes for adults in Listowel and Ballybunion on behalf of Kerry ETB.

The Museum advises people to book in advance with places on the course limited. Contact the Museum at (068) 22212 or e-mail