Guest Speaker - Kevin McDermott

Our Pre-University Arts groups enjoyed a visit from author and poet, Kevin McDermott.  He spoke to the students about a project he was involved in with a group of eight Junior Cert boys from Ballymun.  He helped these young boys to compile a novel called, 'In Pieces, ' which is now being studied as part of the Junior Cert in schools across the country.  Kevin spoke about the impact this project had on the lives of these young boys who may otherwise, never have gotten an opportunity like this.  

 Kevin then went on to carry out a writing work shop with our own students, where they wrote their own short poems which he then gave them feedback on and advised them as to how to improve the structure and flow of each of their pieces.