Carrick on Shannon Wild Words Children's Literature Festival

The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th August, 2014.


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The Wild Words Book is part of Carrick on Shannon’s Wild Words Children’s Literature Festival and features writing by young people aged 14 to 18 who have started to write their own short stories and poetry.

Last year’s book featured authors from all over Ireland and the UK and we are now looking for submissions for Volume Two. Those chosen will have their work published and be invited to a free three-day writing workshop with some of Ireland’s leading authors at the festival from 15th-17th August.

To make a submission, email your short story or poem along with your contact details, date of birth and contact details of your parent/guardian to


Deadline for submissions - Friday 4thJuly, 2014.


For further information contact The Reading Room, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Tel +353 (0)71 96 71580, Email:


If you'd like to take a look at last year's Wild Words publication, you can download a copy HERE, or you can purchase one from


Click on the images below to see previous years programmes...

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