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See also: Clare Arts Office Events

July 2021

Months of June and July
Storytime with Mr. Read - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

Stories written by kids, for kids! There are many people reading stories written for kids, but only Mr. Read reads stories written by kids for kids. You can have your story or poem read by professional storyteller Mr. Read on our social media channels. Let Mr. Read bring your story to life and share it with the world and you could become an overnight story-writing sensation!
Email your story or poem to with Storytime with Mr. Read in the subject heading. Send in your story or poem before 31 July. Recordings will be broadcast in August. Suitable for all ages.

Months of June, July & August 2021
Story Writing Competition - A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

This year, as well as enjoying the all the amazing worlds you visit when reading books, Summer Stars is celebrating your imagination by running a short story competition. The competition is open to 6-18 year olds living in the Republic of Ireland - of course 6 year olds won’t be competing against teenagers! There are three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18.
To enter, write a story using the following opening line:

Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here.

There will be 15 finalists in each category and one national winner from each category.
Each category winner will receive a Tablet.
Each finalist in all categories will receive a €50 voucher.
Send your story to
To find out more, and read last year’s winning entries go to

Thursday, 1st July 2021
Scariff Library Book Club meeting
Online event at 7pm

We are reading ’Tortilla Flat’ by John Steinbeck. New members are always welcome but places are limited. Participants will require remote access to Zoom to take part. Some copies of the book are available from Scariff Library. For more information and to book your place, please contact Scariff Library on 061 922893 during branch opening hours or email

5th to 14th July 2021
The Mad Atlas with Maeve Devoy- A Summer Stars Event.
Online Event

A 3-day creative writing course, delivered via Zoom. Suitable for ages 10-12 years.
In this creative writing course, the children will travel through the MAD realms - MAD City, The MADLANDS, MAD Space and The MAD Underworld. But before they get to explore, they will have to prove they are mad enough to stay by setting off on a mission to save the MAD Realms.
Will they accept the challenge? Will they be brave enough to believe in themselves and write their way out of this world?
Focused on the craft of creative writing, well-being, fun and imagination, this course will delve into the techniques used for both fact and fiction, while Maeve shares her own story to publication and her top tips!
Booking is essential and there are two 3-day courses to choose from.

- 5, 6 & 7 July, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Places limited, to book phone Kilrush Library on 065-9051504 or email

- 12, 13 & 14 July, 11:00 to 12:30 pm. Places limited, to book phone Ennistymon Library on 065-7071245 or email