The Heat is On with The Lit Festival 2019 

The Heat is On with The Lit Festival 2019

Excitement is building as The Lit Young Writers Festival approaches fast! Running on November 15th and 16th, this year is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet with a special appearance by Laureate na nOg Sarah Crossan, and other literary luminaries including Natalya O’FlahertyDave Rudden and Sarah Maria Griffin coming down to see what the hype is all about. 

The Lit Festival 2019 

The festival is Ireland’s only literature festival run by young people for young people and the committee are pushing boundaries not even in their sights when they first came on the scene three years ago.

This year sees an exciting new addition to the programme – the launch of their very own anthology “We Already Have A Voice”, a collection of poems and short stories written by members of the Waterford Youth Arts Creative Writing programme and supported by Arts Office of Waterford Council. 

The Lit Festival 2019 

Kicking off the festivities on Friday is a schools event with author Dave Rudden, followed that evening by the incredible Natalya O’Flaherty in St. Patricks Gateway Centre and the anthology launch directly afterwards.

The Lit Festival 2019 

Saturday sees workshops from festival favourites Erin Fornoff, Megan Nolan and Colm Keegan with a special We Are The Poets event with Sarah Crossan and guests, and finishing off with the legendary Lit Open Mic.

An actionpacked weekend, stuffed with workshops, readings and open mics! The Lit is truly a chance for young people who like to create, rant, dream or do all three to come together and make new friends and many memories! With a mix of free and reasonably priced ticketed events (€5 and under) there is something for everyone.  Check out thelit.eu for the full programme and Eventbrite for all tickets.

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