Creative Writing Workshops

#Galway2020#Wearethepoets#Creative Writing Workshop

Our Senior students had the opportunity to participate in a Creative Writing Workshop in association with Galway2020.

Filmmaker and renowned writer Luke Morgan facilitated this. This project was aimed at inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse.

So, where did this all stem from?

Sarah Crossan is a poet and novelist who writes for teenagers and young adults. She was announced as Ireland’s fifth Laureate na nÓg in May 2018. Her theme as Laureate is #WeAreThePoets, a two-year project inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse. This year she worked closely with Galway2020 in the promotion of Creative Writing.

Sarah has a particular interest in working with marginalised communities. Under the #WeAreThePoets banner collaborated with a team of established writers to deliver workshops in Galway schools, culminating in a national event showcasing the young voices that have participated in her Laureate project.

Two students from Merlin, Gabriel and Janet, were asked to read out their work in a packed-to-capacity-event in Moneen na gCíseach, organised by Louise Ryan, GRETB Arts Officer. This was a huge event for everyone involved. Janet’s poem The Sponge was selected for recording on #wearethepoets Jukebox in Epic, The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin. We also made an appearance on TG4 and The Galway Advertiser.

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