Spooky Story Writing Workshops!

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SPOOKY STORIES WITH A TWIST! I am looking forward to my annual Spooky Story Writing workshops next week during the Halloween midterm: Come to a spooky writing workshop and create eerie characters from the afterlife and beyond. Scare your readers, and yourself. Finish the story with a surprising twist! Children’s Workshop: Wednesday 29th October 2 – 5p.m. in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall in Malahide. ( 8 -12 year olds ) …

A Wonderful Writing Week

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We had a very special time at Listowel Writers’ Week from 28th May – 1st June. I was lucky enough to spend time with one of my favourite writers, Douglas Kennedy. I learned a lot from him about writing and about life. My wonderful students Ciara Hogan and Sarah McKenna collected their prizes at the awards ceremony and saw their work published alongside top Irish writers Donal McCann, Deirdre Madden …

Listowel Writers’ Week

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Today I am heading down to Listowel in County Kerry to attend their national writing festival. Listowel is my absolute favourite writing festival in Ireland and I’m so excited to be teaching there for the firs time. Not only that, two of my students have won first prize in the writing for youth competitions, and I will be attending the awards ceremony with them this evening. I am also re-launching …

Summer Camp Discount!

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For the month of May I am offering a ten percent discount off places at my summer camps in Malahide, Skerries, Swords and Blackrock, County Dublin. There is only one week left in the month so if you’re interested in booking a place for your child, at a discounted price, get clicking!    www.meganwynne.com/shop/ So far Malahide leads the way as the most popular summer camp venue, which is a surprise …

Writing Students Win Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Competitons 2014 !

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I am delighted to announce that two of the children who attend my creative writing classes have won first place in the Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Writing competition for youth. This is a great honour and I am absolutely delighted for them. Sarah McKenna, who attends my writing classes in Skerries, has won first place in the under twelves category and Ciara Hogan, who attends my classes in Malahide, has …

Easter Workshops for Young Writers!

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I am running workshops during the Easter holidays for young writers in Skerries, Swords and Blackrock, County Dublin. A Twist in the Tale Workshop The first workshop takes place in Newpark school in Blackrock, County Dublin on Tuesday 22nd April from 2 – 5p.m.  The course is suitable for ten to fourteen year olds. We will focus on creating a story with a surprising twist in the tale. These stories …

Children’s Writing Class in Swords

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I am beginning a new course in creative writing for children in Swords from 5 -6p.m. next Wednesday 5th February. It has long been an ambition of mine to expand my classes to Swords and I am looking forward to getting to know lots of children there. The term runs for eight weeks in Applewood Community Centre.  Like my other classes for children, this course suits seven to twelve year …

New Term!

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My new term of weekly writing classes for children, teenagers and adults begins the week of Monday 13th January. The full schedule is available here www.meganwynne.com/writingcourses My Creative Writing courses suit children (from about seven or eight years), to teenagers and adults of all ages. Weekly classes take place in Skerries Mills, Donabate Community Centre, St. Oliver Plunkett School in Malahide, Appplewood Community Centre in Swords, and Scoil Mhuire in  …

Magical Winter Tales Workshops!

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This week I am running two Magical Winter Tales Writing Workshops in Skerries Mills.  One is for teenagers and one is for children.   Write magical stories set in northern landscapes with mysterious snow queens, Nordic warriors, polar bears and penguins. Wrap up warm and let your imagination run free! Teenage Workshop ( 11 – 14 yr olds) Thursday 2nd January   2 – 4.30p.m. in Skerries Mills, Skerries. Children’s …

Thank You!

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I want to say thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of Paws for Story Time, and everyone who has helped us to sell them. Already we have sold over five hundred copies! People have been so generous with their time. I want to pay particular thanks to Brian Moran who manned a stall at the craft Fair in Rush on Sunday 24th November. Brian’s boss at Mitsui …

Funds to Crumlin Hospital

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I received this letter from the CEO of Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at Crumlin Hosiptal. All profits from the sales of Paws for Story Time are going to help sick children, not top up fat salaries.   Dear Supporter, I didn’t want to let another day go by without contacting you in relation to hospital salaries and top-ups. As someone who has demonstrated their support for sick children, I …

Ardgillan Castle Launch Success!

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We had a wonderful launch for our collection, Paws for Story Time, in Ardigllan Castle on Saturday. Thank you so much to everyone who turned up and bought a book. It was a packed event! Thanks also to Ardgillan Castle for giving us their beautiful venue free of charge. Huge thanks to Sharon Rudden who organised the event and her husband, Kevin, who provided excellent graphics and movies so that …

Spooky Story Writing Workshops this Halloween!

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Every Halloween I run Spooky Story Workshops for children aged between 8 – 12 years and also for teenagers aged 12 – 15 years. These workshops are very popular and lots of fun. By candle light, we discuss all of our favourite creepy books, involving vampires, ghosts, monsters, and things that go bump in the night.  We then create characters and settings to terrify our friends, and plot tales of …

Paws for Story Time.

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Our collection of stories to be published this November will be entitled, PAWS FOR STORY TIME. All of the children, teenagers and adults who attend my writing classes have been invited to submit a story, and we will launch our gorgeous book on 9th November in Ardgillan Castle. It will be sold in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Here is a picture of the beautiful cover which …

New Term Begins!

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Well, the bedlam of my  first week of teaching is over and I can settle down into the term. I know who is attending which classes and where. Phew! There are lots of new faces for me to get to know this term, which is lovely and I’ve  also said goodbye to some favourites of mine. Some children I have taught for four years have now entered secondary school, and …