Waterford Youth Arts - Upcoming Events
The Lit Festival of Reading and Writing is Ireland's first dedicated literature festival for teenagers run by teenagers. It was enabled though a grant from the Arts Council's Young Ensembles Scheme. This project is run by the older members from Creative Writing section of Waterford Youth Arts and facilitated by tutor Eimear Cheasty.
The Lit offers a number of different workshops and readings from many acclaimed authors/writers including Colm Keegan, Dave Lordan, Lisa McInerney, Kevin Barry and many more.
There are workshops for all young people interested in reading, writing and literature. There will also be lots of opportunities for young people themselves to create new work, film events and open mic sessions.
The Lit takes place at various venues in Waterford City on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November. It will include an opportunity for Dublin teenagers to travel down to Waterford on Saturday 11th while experiencing a live writing workshop on the train. Through sponsorship by Irish Rail, they will have an exclusive carriage for this workshop event called 'Writers in Training' and then a full day in Waterford participating with all the activities before returning on the 6.25pm train. Prices are extremely affordable €25 for train journey and full day of workshops.
For more information and to book visit The Lit Young Writers website.
Horribly Historic Trails
As part of the Imagine Arts Festival 2017 Waterford Youth Arts will create a new promenade story to scare all the young children of Waterford! Called Horribly Historical Trails they will explore the city’s dark history and folk stories and turn them into a scary history trail that happens around the city's Viking Triangle. The show will happen nightly at 7.30pm during the Imagine Arts Festival and bring a Halloween flavour to the festival.
It will be performed by WYA drama older members aged 15 – 19 years and is directed and written by Martina Collender. The Festival takes place from 19 - 29 October. For more information www.imagineartsfestival.com