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Youth Programme

part of the 2015 Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival 2015

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July 25 - 30, 2015 Newbridge College
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The Hopkins Festival Youth Programme

The Hopkins Youth Programme, now in its 15th year, will take place at the Hopkins International Literary Festival during the last week of July. A small number of places are still available on the Programme.

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Class of 2013!

Who should apply?

This Youth Programme is designed for students, young people. The programme covers not just poetry
but a whole range of artistic activities of interest to young people.

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William Adamson, University of Ulm conducts Poetry Workshop

A highlight of the programme will be a series of student workshops and lectures on poetry and drama
from the 2016 Leaving Certificate English and Irish courses.

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Portrait of two beautiful young people - GM Hopkins

Among the many other activities are a ‘Words and Music’ workshop, an Origami workshop (led by Sakiko Takagi from Japan, an expert in origami and Japanese craft and textiles), workshops on creative writing and performance, short-story writing, art, theatre and film production.

Students also get the opportunity to meet with an array of international writers and scholars attending the Festival.

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Award winning Swedish pianist Hans Palsson discusses his Programme with young participants

For further information or to enquire about booking a place on the programme contact the Youth Programme Director Derek Egan at 086-4021459 or email Derek Email Director Youth Programme.
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What will they decide to do?

Comments from students about the Hopkins Festival Youth Programme

"I loved it. I found it very enjoyable. I feel it has greatly improved my confidence and my understanding of poetry".
I thought the broad range of subjects was excellent and the teachers who worked with us were fantastic”.
“It gave me a great insight into poetry and a greater understanding …. It was a brilliant week which I shall not forget!”
"The course has had a major influence on my life".

Comments from students about the Youth Programme

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Derek conducts Youth Workshop

Contact Derek Egan, Director Youth Programme

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