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PenFest 2019: Carlow Library’s Creative Writing Festival

29th October 2019 - 1st November 2019

Welcome to PenFest 2019, the Carlow County Council creative writing festival for emerging writers.
Coordinated by Carlow County Council Library Service in part collaboration with Carlow Arts Office, the festival is a must for all emerging writers.
Now in its 9th year, PenFest seeks to offer practical guidance to new writers from established authors and creative writing mentors.
This year we welcome writer Jackie Hayden for a two day memoir writing workshop, Beau Williams for an afternoon workshop and are delighted to host local poet Simon Lewis and Doire Press for the launch of his second poetry collection.
The festival will run in Carlow Central Library over three days, Tuesday October 29th to Friday November 1st. The festival is open to all and early booking is essential as workshop places are limited.

– Write for Your Life with Jackie Hayden – 2 day workshop – October 29th & 30th
– Why Write with Beau Williams – 3 hour workshop – November 1st
– Ah Men! By Simon Lewis Book Launch – November 1st – Everyone Welcome

To book a place in any of the above workshops,
email Fiona at fotoole@carlowcoco.ie or phone 059 912 9705


29th October 2019
1st November 2019
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Fiona O’Toole


Carlow Central Library