Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Teen Week 2010

Teen Week 2010 - image courtesy www.freedigitalphotos.netClare County Library is pleased to announce Teen Week 2010. This year for the first time, Clare County Library is organising a Spring programme of events exclusively for teenagers. Teenagers in Ennis are invited to take time out from a busy school schedule and join in library entertainment sessions with a difference, which are on offer from the 22nd to the 25th of March inclusive in the library’s first ever specially designated Teen Week. Events kick off on Monday the 22nd with a Graphic Novel Design Workshop presented by artist Elida Maiques who has previously worked at the creative writing centre Fighting Words, based in Dublin and founded by Roddy Doyle. Elida’s workshop at deValera Library, Ennis, will take students through the process of graphic novel creation on two consecutive mornings. Through the workshops they will explore writing a graphic novel script, creating storyboards, graphic novel page layout and illustration. On March 24th, author Roisin Meaney will provide a three hour creative writing workshop for teenagers. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, students will share their writing with others on the course. They will work on creating interesting and original 'Opening Lines' that contain something that would pique a reader's interest and make them want to know more. Story settings will be explored with emphasis on the importance of including detail in writing and making it come alive for the reader. They will work on character creation and preparation of character profile, plots and ideas for a story, coloured with lots of personal experiences from Roisin Meaney’s own writing. On the afternoon of the 25th of March, DJ Conor Quaid from Spin South West radio station will present a media careers talk for Leaving Cert, pre-Leaving Cert and TY students, beginning at 2.15pm. Conor is co-presenter of the Zoo Crew show which goes out weekdays on Spin South West from 18.45 to 21.45. The show has been nominated for national and regional awards for best music show. He has also taught Media and Radio at Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick. In radio he has worked for commercial, community and student stations. During his talk to students Conor will cover how best to approach a career in the media, what an employer will be looking for and in general discussion of a life in media followed by a question and answer session. All events will take place in DeValera Library, Ennis. The library is currently taking bookings from schools and interested individuals. To book places for any of the above events please contact Clare County Library tel.065 6846266 or email

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