Literature for children and teens

Saturday 28th October at 12pm 
Event for 8+ to adults. €10pp.

Gothic Horror and Ghosts in Fiction with E.R. Murray
 How dark is too dark… and why do we love to be frightened by fiction? Join E.R. Murray as she delves into the world of writing scary stories. Topics include… Ghosts from around the world, why scary stories are relevant, the macabre in fiction, the portrayal of women, the challenges of writing scary and some top tips on how to write a really scary tales. This will be a fun event suitable for anyone aged 8 to adult that loves a good spooky tale!
Booking essential as places are limited.
Pay online here or contact creativeardagh@gmail.com.
About Elizabeth Rose Murray
Elizabeth Rose Murray writes novels for children and young adults as well as short fiction for adults. Her debut The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as
the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children. The follow up, The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016 and
the final book, The Book of Revenge is out in February 2018. Elizabeth also wrote Caramel Hearts (Alma Books), a contemporary novel for young adults. She lives in West Cork, where she fishes, grows her own vegetables and enjoys plenty of adventures with her dog, Franklyn.
You can find out more about Elizabeth on her website, or chat to her on twitter @ERMurray, facebook or instagram.

Elizabeth will also join us on this year's author panel. More details here.

Sunday 29th October at 12pm
Workshop with Ruth Frances Long. Watch out for full details.

Monday 30th October at 11am 
Interactive workshop for 8 to 12 year olds. €10pp

The Ghosts of Magnificent Children’s Creepy Tales and Haunted Houses
Take a trip through Irish history and meet some of the ghastly ghosts unique to
Irish myths and legends. Then learn how to create your own ghost story and
discover how to write creepy tales with Caroline Busher. This interactive workshop is suitable for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking essential as places are limited.
Pay online here or contact creativeardagh@gmail.com.
About Caroline Busher
Caroline Busher graduated with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is the Irish Times best-selling author of “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children” (Poolbeg Press) and is represented by Trace Literary Agency (USA). She is the recipient of many awards and was appointed the Reader in Residence with Wexford Public Library Services (2016-2017). Caroline is the Vice Chair of Wexford Literary Festival. Her forthcoming novel “The Girl Who Ate The Stars” will be released in March (2018) and is published by Poolbeg Press.

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