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.
Class of 2013!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What will they decide to do?
"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".
Derek conducts Youth Workshop
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