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Wild Words is a book festival in Carrick on Shannon especially for children to celebrate and enjoy literature, to meet authors and to encourage interest in creative writing.


Taking place on Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th August, the programme will feature the likes of Sarah Crossan, Dave Rudder, Melissa Doran and Michael Fewer as well as special guest Alison Curtis to name but a few. 

The festival is aimed at kids aged between seven and 11, and some of the events are free. 


Saturday, 13th August:

10.00 Melissa Doran & Michael Fewer (ages 7-11) Naturama – €6

12.00 Joe O’Brien (ages 7-11) Football Fever Writing Workshop – €6

12.00 Dave Rudden KOTBD (ages 13-18) WW Spotlight Event – €3

14.00 Kate Wilson (ages 5-7) Lester and the Unusual Pet – €6

14.00 Sarah Crossan & Eilís Barrett (ages 13-18) WW Spotlight Event – €3

15.30 Gerry Hunt (ages 9-12) A young illustrators workshop – €6

15.30 Nicola Pierce (ages 7-12) Titanic Adventures Workshop –  €6

17.00 Alison Curtis talks to Eilís Barrett & Dave Rudden  (all ages) – free

17.30 Book Launch, Wild Words Volume 4  by Alison Curtis, Today FM



Sunday, 14th August:

11.00 Melissa Doran (all ages) Nature Doodle – €6

12.30 Ian Bordley The Dock’s Summer Sundays Cafe Concert – free

13.00 Patricia Murphy  (ages 9-12) The Easter Rising 1916 Molly’s Diary – €6

13.00 Gerry Boland (ages 7-9) The Secret Life of Mothers Workshop –  €6

14.00 Gerry Boland Book Launch, The Secret Life of Mothers – free

14.30 Kate Wilson (ages 8-10) George’s Marvellous Medicine Workshop – €6

14.30 Kim Hood (ages 10-14) Finding your Feet in Fiction – €6


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