To mark the City of Culture 2013, and to celebrate the best young writers in our city, all the local post-primary schools have agreed to participate in a unique collaborative project.
Five pupils from each post-primary school in the local area will be selected to contribute a short story to an anthology of writing. The stories, inspired by the students’ favourite songs, will be developed through a series of workshops with local novelists and short story writers who will share with the students their own experiences and insights into the process of writing. The workshops will culminate in the students attending a master-class with a leading Young Adult author. The budding authors will also be facilitated in their efforts by the PGCE students from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, who will work with groups, helping our young writers to redraft and develop their work.
The final collection of stories, to be published in the Spring of 2013, will not only mark a unique collaboration between second and third level education in the city and beyond, but will also showcase the best of young talent in Derry~Londonderry. It might even offer the reader a sneak peak at some of our future literary superstars.