Greystones celebrates Once upon A Place

Thursday 25th February sees literary events take over Greystones, with all welcome! At Greystones library from 10.30 am until 12.30pm professional illustrators and those keen to publish their own work for children are invited to join award-winning illustrator, picturebook maker, author and Greystones resident Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick for a masterclass. This session will cover Marie-Louise’s professional background, working life and artistic process. Tickets for this event are priced just €15 and are available from

On Thursday 25th Frebruary, in Greystones, Co. Wickow, local foodie business The Happy Pear hosts a special evening event showcasing poetry, fiction, illustration and writing for children and young people from 6 pm until 7.30 pm. Join authors Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick and Jane Mitchell and poet Seamus Cashman to talk about Once upon a Place, a collection of short stories and poems collated by current Laureate na nÓg, Eoin Colfer. Tickets at just €5 including a glass of wine are available from

Both of these events are programmed and presented by Words Ireland in association with Wicklow County Council Arts office. Together in 2016, these organisation are lauching Wicklow’s literature programme with events across the country, including; masterclasses, mentoring, readings and book clubs. If you would like to find out more visit

Words Ireland is a recently formed grouping of seven literature organisations who are working collaboratively to provide coordinated professional development and resource services to the literature sector. More information is available at

These project and events were initiated and funded by Wicklow County Arts Office as part of their literary development programme for Wicklow County.