Athlone Castle

Free Creative Writing Workshop for children with writer Keith Payne

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Age group: 7-11

Date: Saturday 8th May

Time: 10 am

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Unleash your inner author with help from The John Broderick Writer in Residence, Keith Payne.

In this 45-minute live online workshop session children will be given hints and tips on how to write a short story or poem based on the shenanigans of the castle characters, Hugh the Williamite soldier and Olaf the Viking warrior.

This exciting creative writing event is for children between the ages of 7 and 11 and will help them find the perfect words to create unique and interesting short stories or poems to enter the Athlone Castle Creative Writing Competition.

This virtual workshop is free, but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited.

Book now: Booking will be on a first come first served basis so please email [email protected] to secure your place.

This creative writing workshop is supported by Creative Ireland and Westmeath County Council.

Terms and conditions:

  • This is a live online zoom workshop with both, camera and microphone functionalities turned on for all students and facilitator. However, if you do not want your children to appear on camera, it can be switched off, which will not affect the ability to participate actively.
  • This workshop is recorded and monitored for safety and quality.
  • The creative writing workshop is open to children from Athlone, neighbouring localities, and Westmeath between the ages of 7-11 years.
  • This workshop is free, but prebooking is essential as spaces are limited. Booking will be on a first come first served basis so please email [email protected] to secure your place.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the workshop.
  • To protect privacy of the children, photography and/ or video recording is strictly prohibited.

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Sat, 8 May 2021 @ 10:00 AM to
11:00 AM


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