Work in schools

We are committed to encouraging writing, reading and a love of literature among people of all ages, which is why we work in partnership with schools, youth organisations and Nenagh Arts Centre. 

School Poetry competition

Geraldine Mitchell

Acclaimed poet and author Geraldine Mitchell has been judging our schools’ poetry competition for several years and has been hugely impressed by the high standard of entries.

Children from primary schools in Tipperary are invited to write poems in response to a different theme each year and their writing is celebrated at the festival.

The theme for the 2018 competition was Wild Wonders and Imagined Worlds. 

We’re grateful to The Book Shop in Nenagh who sponsor competition prizes and to committee member Margaret Folan who co-ordinates the competition.

LINK HERE TO SCHOOLS’ POETRY COMPETITION CELEBRATION:

 

 

 

TRANSITION YEAR WORKSHOPS

Each year we host creative writing workshops for Transition Year students. Those that that take part get the opportunity to meet professional writers and learn practical skills that can improve their own written compositions and boost their confidence with writing. Students also get the chance to leave their classrooms for a day and take inspiration in the picturesque location of Lough Derg Yacht Club.

This year we have invited performance poets Siobhán MacMahon and Paul McNamara to lead the TY workshops.

LINK HERE TO TY WORKSHOP INFORMATION

YOUNG STORYTELLERS BOOK LAUNCH

‘Celtic Mythical Creatures’ Book Launch – Wednesday 2nd October, 5pm – 6pm –Nenagh Arts Centre

DNLF is proud to present a new book of short stories & poems called ‘Celtic Mythical Creatures’. Created by Nenagh Arts Centre as part of the Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival Schools Outreach Programme with local writer Nigel Quinlan. The stories have been beautifully illustrated by local visual artist Carine Arnakis. We invite you to hear some of the stories and meet some of the young creators.

Further information here

No booking required