The Edna O'Brien Young Writers Bursary

The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary 2021

What is it? “The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary is an immersive, week-long programme running both online and onsite in MoLI in July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines). 15 selected students will develop their creative practice under the guidance of a leading Irish author, as well as meeting with representatives from the publishing industry, UCD academic staff and other writers.” Application Details The application is now open for students. For more information on the bursary and how to apply, visit the MoLI website. The deadline for applications Monday, 29 March 2021. Applicants will be notified via email on Friday, 21 May 2021 if they were successful or not.

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What is Borrowbox?

Looking for something to read or listen to at home? Why not try Borrowbox. Borrowbox is a repository of audiobooks and ebooks of novels by your favorite authors. You can download ebooks or audiobooks of your choice directly to your device. This includes your phone, computer or tablet. Did you know DLR Libraries offer this service for free to its library members? All you need is your library card number and to create an account. If you would like to see what is available or set up an account, visit the DLR Library website now. Any questions? If you have any questions or need help setting up your account, please let Ms. Curtin in the library know and she can assist you.

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Teen Book Cloud

What is TeenBookCloud? TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content. All content is now freely available to view and download. How can I access it? To access this platform, please visit the Dublin County Council website and click the link for Teen Book Cloud.

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PDST National Write a Poem Competition 2020-21

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is inviting students to Write a Poem. Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is inviting students to Write a Poem. The two poetry categories areas are: Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. Rules of the Competition All entries must be submitted electronically via email and typed (not scanned or handwritten) Each entrant may only submit one poem Each entry must include: the Title of the Poem the Name of the Entrant the Name and Address of the School the Category being entered Teacher name, email address and mobile number Emailed entries must be sent by the teacher or school and not by the student Where an entry is inspired by or written in response to a particular poem, the name of the poem and the poet must be clearly stated on the entry and, where possible, a […]

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Reading Challenge for St Joseph of Cluny Fifth and Sixth Years

Reading Challenge We are delighted to set up this reading challenge for our fifth and sixth year students. How many books that fit the below genres can you read this term? In this event, we would like to invite you to read as many books as you can! There will be a small prize for reading more then 8 books based on the prompts below. Choose whatever books you’d like and record the title of each, write a small review and highlight 5 new words you’ve learned from each one. Samples of reviews and words will be included in the library newsletter! How to Take Part Click here to view the event poster and reading list. You can fill in this form with your book titles, genre, short review and new words learned. Students can send their book […]

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Two videos featuring Irish YA writers, aimed at teens, as part of It’s Lit(erary) Programme

DLR Library Lit(erary) Programme As part of the DLR Libraries Lockdown programme for teens and young adults, they have curated two videos featuring Irish writers, talking about their books, writing, mental health and redefining labels. The writers are James Butler, Helen Corcoran, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Cethan Leahy and Ciara Smyth. They kindly shared these video links with us. To watch these videos, please click the below links. Author Lectures Redefining Labels – Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Helen Corcoran and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Mental Health & Writing – James Butler, Cethan Leahy, Ciara Smyth

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Reading Challenge St Joseph of Cluny First, Second, Third and Fourth Years

Reading Challenge We are delighted to set up this reading challenge for our first, second, third and fourth year students. How many books can you read in a year? In this event, we would like to invite you to read as many books as you can! There will be a small prize for reading over 10, 20 and 35 books. Choose whatever books you’d like and record the title of each, write a small review and highlight 5 new words you’ve learned from each one. Please click here to view the full event poster: Reading Challenge 2021. How to Take Part Students can send their book lists, reviews and new words to library@clunykilliney.ie. Samples of reviews and words will be included in the library newsletter! Not sure what to read next? Contact Ms Curtin, school librarian, for […]

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