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Teen Week 2013
- from the 19th of March
The programme is supported by teachers and pupils from local second level schools who appreciate the scheduling of a week-long festival on their doorstep. Both libraries offer a varied programme including music, book clubs, poetry, local history and archaeology and a careers choice workshop that promises to deliver all you need to know about moving on from 2nd level education.
Ciaran Collins will facilitate a two-hour music workshop
in both libraries during the week giving an overview of music creation
and production. Young music lovers are guaranteed to come away with useful
tips on songwriting, how to record a demo and even information on how
to make their pitch with recording companies. Workshop participants will
have access to acoustic, electric and bass guitars, a drum machine and
digitech console and much more, with the ultimate aim being to create
their own track by the end
Thinking of Careers is a ninety minute workshop tailored to help Senior Cycle students make educated career choices. Discussion will cover CV building, interview preparation, personal and aptitudinal assessment, target-setting and advice on relevant work experience. Course facilitator Greg McGeogh will deliver all the advice necessary for young people to make informed decisions about their future on leaving second level education.
Architectural conservation officer with Clare County Council, Risteard Ua Cróinín will deliver a presentation to students on The Importance of our Traditional Buildings. Risteard’s work includes responsibility for the built environment of the county. He has a wealth of archaeological and architectural knowledge to share with students who are interested in where they live in County Clare.
Stephen Murray was born in Ireland in 1974 and moved
to London in 1975. As a teenager, he was twice a runner-up in the W.H.
Smith Young Writer of the Year Awards. In 2005 he was crowned Cúirt
Grand Slam Champion and he has performed his work as guest reader at many
of the world’s most famous poetry venues. He currently lives and
writes in Galway where he works as director of Inspireland, teaching poetry
Teen Week 2012
Teen Week 2011
Teen Week 2010