John West Ireland’s Fantasy Writing Prize


John West invites primary and secondary students to compose their very own original fantasy short story, and be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes- competition deadline is November 29th 2013.

This year’s theme is “A Wild Adventure”.



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Waterford Young Arts Critics


Waterford Young Arts Critics have entered the blogosphere! Follow them on wordpress and on facebook.


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Reading Now: Mount Sion & Wilderness


Students at Mount Sion School are currently reading Roddy Doyle’s Wilderness, a short novel that balances two young boys’ realistic adventure holiday that goes awry in Finland, with their half-sister’s painful reconciliation with her estranged mother back in Dublin.


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Anna Carey Workshop for Waterford Writers’ Weekend


Anna Carey, author of Irish Book Awards winner ‘The Real Rebecca’ and the brand new follow up ‘Rebecca’s Rules’ will be giving a free writing workshop in Waterford’s Central Library for 10 – 14 year olds, on Saturday March 23rdĀ  as part of Waterford Writers Weekend – Book online or in person through Greyfriars Gallery.

More about Anna’s writing here; or follow her on twitter @urchinette.


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The Giver – Dystopian fiction before it went mainstream

“Every time they turn on the TV or open a paper they’re hit with aSon-Lois-Lowryll this scary stuff happeningĀ around the world. It’s a time, for all of us, of uncertainty and unease. It’s not surprising that they’re interested in reading about what the world might become.”

Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, at her home in Cambridge, MA

Lois Lowry‘s fourth book in the Giver series, Son, was released last year. But is really she the godmother of teen dystopian fiction?

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Before I Fall

The Ursuline are reading Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall this term… *sniffle, sob*

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by | January 17, 2013 · 11:39 am

Heroes & Villains – Writers in Libraries 2011/12

Check out our Heroes & Villians video, a collaborative project from 2011/12, between Waterford teens, local graphic artist Declan Pierce and creative writing tutor Eimear Cheasty.

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