Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ruth Frances Long at Ardagh Fright Fest 2016

We are delighted to confirm that award winning YA fantasy author Ruth Frances Long will join us for Ardagh Fright Fest this year. Ruth will give a writing workshop for teens entitled 'Finding the Fantastic in your Fiction' on Friday 4th November at 3pm. The workshop discusses aspects of storytelling and folklore, how they integrate with modern fiction and looks at the magic interwoven in the stories all around us. It will explore how to use folklore, fairytale and supernatural elements in your fiction, from fantasy to contemporary and explore different ways of using myths and folktales to flesh out your writing and inject some magic.
We are very excited! More details here.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Ardagh Fright Fest 2016 coming soon!

We are really excited as plans come together for Ardagh Fright Fest 2016 which runs from 29th October to 5th November this year. We can't tell you too much just yet, but it promises to be spooktacular!
Family favourite, Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry returns for Year 6 on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st from 3pm to 5pm. We are also offering this event to groups during the week. We are delighted to be able to include several literary events on the programme including adult and teen writing workshops and Nightmare Club story readings for children. Of course our Spooky Art Camp returns and we are planning a very special Celtic New Year day on 1st November including a Samhain Walk up Brí Leith.  There's much more to come, so keep an eye out for full details very soon! It's frightfully exciting!