m2s 2014

Workshops and Outreach Programme

 

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Tues 4th September

Fighting Words Workshop

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at the Mountains to Sea Book Festival

Venue: Your school
Morning or afternoon – time to suit you
Suitable for any second level students Please note this workshop is for a max of 15 students

 

Participants will spend the first half working together, as a group, with their work typed up on a projection screen as the story progresses. They will work together developing characters, setting and plot, and adding dialogue and editing as they go.

In the second half of the workshop, each participant will then have the opportunity to work on their own individual pieces of writing, helped and encouraged by Fighting Words volunteer tutors.

Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. They provide storytelling field trips for primary school groups, creative writing workshops for secondary students, and seminars, workshops and tutoring for adults. All tutoring is free. The centre has proved so popular that sessions are booked up a year in advance. For more information, please go to www.fightingwords.ie


Weds 5th September

An Afternoon with Steve Cole

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After 1pm
Age: 2nd class upwards

 

Would you like to host an event with Steve Cole? If so, this is your chance to bring one of the UK’s most prolific authors into your school, to meet with your students and to discuss his many amazing books. Please email the Mountains to Sea team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.

Thurs 6th September

An Afternoon with Marcus Sedgwick

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Venue: Your school
After 1pm
Age: 4th to 6th class or 1st year to Transition year

Would you like to host an event with Marcus Sedgwick in your school? Having published books that are suitable for both younger readers and teenagers, this is a fantastic opportunity to enthuse your Primary or Post-Primary students in reading and the creative writing-process. Please email the Mountains to Sea team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.

Thurs 6th September

Does it Have to Rhyme?
Poetry Workshop with Lucinda Jacob

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Venue: County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
11am to 12.30pm
Age: 4th to 6th class

Prepare for some poetry fun. This lively and thought-provoking workshop will focus on a range of very different poems and help your students to discover what makes a poem different to other kinds of writing. Participants will be encouraged to write poems individually and in groups, and to finish by creating their own special Mountains to Sea Book Festival Poetry Reading.

Lucinda Jacob lives in Dún Laoghaire, and is a highly respected children’s poet, writer and illustrator. She has extensive experience of leading creative workshops for children and has held a number of residencies in schools and libraries.


Fri 7th September

A Passion for Picture Books
Irish Language event with Gabriel Rosenstock

gabriel_lg Venue: County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
11am to 12pm
Age: 1st to 3rd class

 

Join the wonderful Gabriel Rosenstock as he shares some award-winning picture books in Irish from the new Walker Éireann range, including Ulchabháin Óga (Owl Babies) and Stiúcaí Stiúgtha (The Ravenous Beast). With special visuals to help bring the stories to life.

Gabriel Rosenstock is a poet, novelist, playwright, haikuist and essayist who writes in Irish and English for adults and young readers. Among his awards is the Pakistani Tamgha-i- Khidmat medal for services to literature. He is the author-translator of over 160 books.

File, úrscéalaí, drámadóir, fear haiku agus aistí é Gabriel Rosenstock agus scríobhann sé sa dá theanga, Gaeilge agus Béarla. Údar-aistritheoir breis agus 160 leabhar. I measc na ngradam a bronnadh air tá an bonn Tamgha-i-Khidmat ó Rialtas na Pacastáine.