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Way with Words Festival, 29 Feb – 14 March

Way with Words is a literature festival that has been ongoing in Wicklow from 29 February to 14 March, primarily in Arklow and Blessington. Towns such as Bray and Baltinglass may also host a few events. 

Photo by Ger Holland

Presented by Wicklow County Council’s Arts office and Library Service, it is a festival that includes such activities as readings, workshops, talks and songs for people of all ages. Primary school students on field trips will solely view a few events that they will enjoy. A fair amount of genres and approaches to writing will be represented in this festival. 

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There is a fine line-up of writers, performers and speakers who will host informative and fascinating events. Here are some events coming up in the near future:

  • Fact to Fiction with Niamh Boyce, a workshop for writers or those who aspire to writing which will help explore how true stories can inspire fiction. March 7 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm, Arklow Library.
  • Cristine Dwyer Hickey in conversation with Dermott Bolger about her work and having her novel Tatty selected for Dublin One City One book 2020. March 7 from 7:30–9:30 pm, Blessington Library.
  • Sarah Moore Fitzgerald in conversation with Arklow Writers Group and guests, where she will talk about how to start writing, keep going and digging deep when you need to finish a project. March 10 from 7:30–8:30 pm, Arklow Library.
  • Michael Russell will enchant audiences with his crime narratives and screen writing past. March 14 from 7:30–9:00 pm, Blessington Library.

For more events and information happening at Blessington Library, click here. For those at Arklow Library, click here.

By Alex McKenna

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