Ireland Reads: The power of words

  • 23 February 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Online

Power of Words

This webinar is now complete and can be watched back at the link below.

Ahead of Ireland Reads Day 2022, join us online for a chat with authors, readers, learners and librarians about the power of words.

About this event

Ireland Reads is an annual campaign to get the whole of Ireland Reading. As part of the campaign, this event will explore the power of words to help you find your voice, lose yourself, and take comfort.

Join Bob Johnston, owner of the Gutter Bookshop, in conversation on the power or reading with:

  • Rick O’Shea, broadcaster and book lover
  • Shauna Gilligan, writer and adult literacy teacher
  • Laura McKenna, author of Words to Shape My Name
  • Mary Reynolds, Longford County Librarian

This event will be a celebration of reading and writing, and losing and finding yourself in words. It will include some audio segments from men in Portlaoise prison, and a contribution from author and Ireland Reads Ambassador Marian Keyes.

Celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have by joining this event ahead of Ireland Reads Day 2022.

This event is fully accessible to the deaf community with Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter from Bridge Interpreting.

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