June 23, 2018

Saturday 23 June 2018

12.30 – 3pm

Irish Writers Centre

Both events are free but workshop places should be booked in advance

Join us in the Irish Writers Centre as we celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg for It’s Lit: A Day of Creative Writing for Young Adults!

Workshop 12.30 – 2.30 | Free | Booked Out

The free workshop for young adult writers with writer Claire Hennessy will work on creating pieces of writing – fiction, poetry, fantasy, every type of writing is welcome!

For ages 13 – 17. Writers are welcome to bring already-written work to hone and perfect.

Showcase 3pm | Free

The workshop will be followed by a showcase where host Dave Rudden will present new and exciting work from our teen writers and participants from the It’s Lit: Creative Writing Workshop as well as special guest Claire Hennessy!

Dave Rudden’s first trilogy, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, was published worldwide by Puffin in March 2016. He has taught at Big Smoke Writing Factory, the Centre for Talented Youth, Wild Words and Mountains to Sea.

Claire Hennessy is a writer, creative writing facilitator, editor, book-reviewer, and tea-drinker. Among other things, she’s the author of 12 YA novels (most recently Like Other Girls and Nothing Tastes As Good), several short stories, a few not-so-bad and many yes-really-so-bad poems. She holds two masters’ degrees – one in Popular Literature, one in Creative Writing – from Trinity College Dublin, and has taught on the summer programme for gifted teenagers at CTYI, DCU for over a decade. Her website lives at


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