Since 2018, Wicklow County Council has been working in partnership with Words Ireland to develop literature in the county. Words Ireland is made up of Poetry Ireland, the Irish Writers’ Centre and Children’s Books Ireland (CBI).
The Wicklow programme has involved readings, public events, mentoring schemes, workshops and masterclasses with some of Ireland’s leading writers, poets and illustrators.
The programme also focused on children. A particularly exciting initiative developed with Blessington Library and local schools involved groups reading and discussing award-winning books, before ultimately selecting the CBI Children’s Choice Award Winner of the Decade.
Further opportunities for writers and readers are available as part of Creative Ireland Wicklow. Please keep an eye on the website for updates.