The Underground Writers Society

Saturday 24th August - Heritage House.
The Underground Writers Society was created by Irish Times best-selling authors Caroline Busher, Shane Dunphy and Sheila Forsey who each have a wealth of industry experience. The Power of Words Festival is delighted to announce that Caroline, Shane and Sheila will facilitate three writing workshops in Beginners Fiction, Song-writing and Memoir on Saturday, 24th
August 2019. The Underground Writers Society will help you explore your creativity and teach you how to get your ideas onto the page.
The workshops will be held from 10a.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday 24th August at Heritage House

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Fighting Words - Childrens Event

Fighting Words will run a free workshop for 9-12 year olds on Sunday 25th August at 11.00 a.m.                                                                                                                                      
Participants coming to Fighting Words Story writing workshop will write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the screen. Once they have decided on the characters and plot they will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. They will have time to write their own individual endings to the story. The children will create their book, including illustrations and an About the Author page, complete with their photo.


Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Their aim is to help children and young people, and adults who did not have this opportunity as children, to discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills. At its core, Fighting Words is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen our children and teenagers –from a wide range of backgrounds – to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.

The workshop places will be limited to 30 participants and the workshop is suited for 9-12 year olds
Reserve place here






Helena Duggan

Saturday 24th August 2.00p.m. - Abbeyleix LibraryChildren’s Writing Workshop
Helena Duggan – Author of the ‘Perfect’ series reads some of her work, followed by an hour-long writing workshop.
FREE event but places limited. 
Please book directly with Library. Ph: (057) 8730020
Venue: Library
Event Type: Children's Event (Suitable for children aged 9-12)