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Creative Writing Workshops with Billy Roche

Creative Writing Workshops with Billy Roche In-Person

The Enniscorthy Time Machine Project - Four Creative Writing Workshops with Billy Roche.
Remembering Enniscorthy 50 years ago and imagining the town in 50 years’ time.

What are your memories of Enniscorthy in the 1970s? Through poems and songs and short stories and essays, you’ll be encouraged to invent and to remember: to look to the future and what Enniscorthy might be like 50 years from now; to hark back and recall what it was like growing up and growing older here – the buildings, the fashion, the people and the pastimes and the changes we’ve all seen along the way.   

People who have never written anything before are very welcome to come along, as well as those who write regularly. There will be practical exercises, group discussions and private consultations. Most of all there will be encouragement and fun. Those who would like to share their work at the end will have the opportunity to perform as part of a celebration event from the Festival in a Van stage.

Booking essential. Register for your workshop/s below, please follow the booking requirements. 

We highly encourage participants to attend all four workshops to get the most out of the experience, but even if you can only attend one or two, you are still welcome to take part. This is the first workshop.

Dates & Times:
11:00am - 1:30pm, Saturday, December 16, 2023
11:00am - 1:30pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Booking requirements: Begin registration and select each workshop/date you wish to attend. 
Should you require any additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this or any library event, please contact the library on 053 9236055

Born in Wexford, Billy Roche worked as an actor and a singer before turning to writing in the 1980s. His acclaimed Wexford trilogy comprising A Handful of Stars (1988), Poor Beast in the Rain (1989) and Belfry (1990) won him numerous awards in both Ireland and Britian. His prose works include the novel Tumbling Down (1986) and the short story collection Tales From Rainwater Pond (2006). He also writes screenplays. Roche was elected to Aosdána in 2007. He lives in Wexford.

Funded and supported by Wexford County Council in partnership with Creative Ireland.
Presented by Festival in a Van in association with Wexford Arts Centre, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy Library, and ​Coláiste Bríde



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