Story Seeds - Making Headlines in Limerick!
The Launch of Story Seeds - Adventures in Limerick and Beyond Made Headlines Around Ireland!
The event attended by over 600 young authors was featured in local and national media
It was a day to remember in Thomond Park Stadium when over 600 authors from Limerick and Tipperary came together with their teachers, librarians from both counties and Fighting Words staff to launch the latest publication of the Story Seeds project.
Students from Corpus Christi Primary School, Thomond Primary School, St. Mary's National School Bishop Street and Our Lady Queen of Peace - all in Limerick - were on hand, as well as students from Corville National School in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
Amazing News Coverage
Cathy Halloran of RTÉ News was on hand to interview the newly published authors about the experience and the piece aired on the RTÉ News evening news bulletin of Friday, 3 March as well as RTÉ News2Day.
An Amazing Celebration
Each young author received a copy of the book, five students read chapters from the stories and there was a performance of the choir from Corpus Christi Primary School in Moyross. Featured speakers included the Mayor of Limerick Francis Foley and Executive Librarian Patricia Cusack and local award-winning children's author Pádraig Kenny, who reminded children of the importance of making readers both laugh and cry.
Fighting Words Operations Manager Sara Bennett invited each class group to the stage to receive a copy of the book and the moment was captured by local photographer Brian Arthur.
The choir from Corpus Christi Primary School closed the event with a fantastic performance.
In addition to all the fantastic authors, Story Seeds - Stories Across Limerick and Beyond was possible because of the fantastic partners that facilitated workshops and organised the launch, particularly Michelle Dunning and Clara Planelles of Watch House Cross Community Library at Limerick Libraries, University Concert Hall and Tipperary County Council Library Service.
A million thanks as well to project supporters Creative Ireland and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.