Countdown to The Lit

The LIT Festival of Reading and Writing is back for another round of events and workshops in Waterford on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th.
This unique event is by teenagers – all writers themselves – and they in turn book all the events for the weekend including the Festival’s interviews.
This year, the headline act is actor and playwright Emmet Kirwan who will be interviewed by Isabel Tiernan about the cinematic version of his play, ‘Dublin Oldschool’.
Among the authors running events and workshops this year include Donal Donohue, Abby Oliveira, Karl Parkinson, Colm Keegan and Stephen Murray in addition to local writers Eimear Cheasty, Anna Jordan and Alana Daly Mulligan.
The LIT Festival in coordination with Irish Rail will also be offering a special service from Heuston Station to Waterford on the Saturday for young people coming from Dublin to Waterford (return included). It’s titled ‘Writers in Training’ where passengers will get to partake in a special workshop which will be run by writers Darren Donohue (Playwright) and Karl Parkinson (Poet) as the train travels to Waterford’s Plunkett Station. When the passengers arrive to Waterford they will get a choice of going along to any one of the LIT Festivals workshops, as well as a special LIT Lunch – and all for just €20.

For more information on the festival please contact the LIT Festival Staff by email –, by contacting WYA (Waterford Youth Arts) at 051-979377 or by email at

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