Events

READ ON is a 48-month, European project that aims to reignite a passion for reading amongst young people, specifically focused on those between the ages of 12 and 19.

You’ll find all the READ ON events we’ve arranged through the years here.

The Programme is delivered through 7 partner organisations across 6 EU countries (Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the UK). The Irish component is delivered by West Cork Music in collaboration with Cork County Library & Arts Service. READ ON is funded by the EU Creative Europe programme and undertaken with the support of the Arts Council.

For more information, contact Clodagh Whelan at by email, or phone +353 (0)27 52788.

2021 READ ON Events

Ask The Author: Live Q&A with Cethan Leahy

6:00 pm
Online
Free

Book Advising - Cethan Leahy

Teen Writing Camp with E R Murray and Dave Lordan

Zoom

Tuesdays Are Just as Bad - An Adaptation by Activate Youth Theatre

See Everyman website

Creative Writing Competition 2021

25 March to 30 April 2021
Friday 7 May 2021

Passports 2021 events - Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan

7 May 2021
Online
Free
Saturday 15 May 2021

Passports 2021 events - FELISPEAKS

15 May 2021
Online
Friday 21 May 2021

Passports 2021 events - Úna-Minh Kavanagh & Roddy Doyle

21 May 2021
Online
Friday 2 July 2021

Why the Moon Travels – Oein DeBhairduin

2 July 2021
Online
Free
Thursday 8 July 2021

Diversity in Children's and YA Literature

8 July 20217:00 pm
Zoom
Free
Friday 9 July 2021

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating - Adiba Jaigirdar

9 July 2021
Online
Free
Saturday 10 July 2021

The Tolü and Feli Show

10 July 20218:00 pm
Vimeo
€5
Thursday 15 July 2021

Carol Isaacs: The Wolf of Baghdad

15 July 20216:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Words Allowed: Teenage Writers workshop with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

11 June to 16 July 202110:00 am
Zoom
€120
Monday 19 July 2021

My Life In Strips 2021

19 July 2021
Free
Wednesday 29 September 2021

On Midnight Beach - Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

29 September 2021
Free

2020 READ ON Events

Thursday 9 April 2020

Virtual Interview Workshops

9 April 2020
Online
Free

Book Advising

20 March to 12 April 2020
Free
Monday 4 May 2020

Interview Series - Deirdre Sullivan

4 May 2020
Online
Free
Friday 15 May 2020

Interview Series - Juno Dawson

15 May 2020
Online
Free
Friday 22 May 2020

Interview Series – Kelly McCaughrain

22 May 2020
Online
Free
Dave Lordan

Youthcast Summer 2020

1 May to 22 September 2020
Online
Free
Wednesday 30 September 2020

Murder Manor

30 September 202011:00 am
Online
Free

Murder Manor - Episode 1

30 September 202011:00 am
Online
Free
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Dave Lordan

Murder Manor - Episode 2

7 October 202011:00 am
Online
Free
Wednesday 14 October 2020

Murder Manor - Episode 3

14 October 202011:00 am
Online
Free
Wednesday 21 October 2020

Murder Manor - Episode 4

21 October 202011:00 am
Online
Free
Friday 23 October 2020

My Life in Strips

23 October 2020
Free
Wednesday 28 October 2020

Murder Manor - Episode 5

28 October 202011:00 am
Online
Free

2019 READ ON Events

Thursday 28 March 2019
E.R. Murray

Ask the Author

28 March 201910:00 am
Free
Friday 12 July 2019

New To The Parish

12 July 20191:00 pm
Bantry Library
Free
Saturday 13 July 2019
Stephen James Smith

Teenage Workshop: Stephen James Smith

13 July 20193:00 pm
Bantry Library
Free
Sunday 14 July 2019
John Boyne

Teenage Reading: John Boyne

14 July 20193:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6

Words Allowed with Dave Lordan & E.R. Murray

15 July to 19 July 20199:30 am
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
€120
Tuesday 16 July 2019
E.R. Murray

Caramel Hearts: E.R. Murray

16 July 20193:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Teenage Reading: Cethan Leahy

17 July 20193:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6
Thursday 18 July 2019

Teenage Workshop: Fighting Words

18 July 20193:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Friday 19 July 2019

Children's Workshop: Fighting Words

19 July 201910:00 am
Bantry Library
Free

Training for Professionals Seminar

17 October to 18 October 20198:45 am
The Maritime Hotel
Free

2018 READ ON Events

Students Art at the Teen Comic Anthology Workshop at Mitchelstown Public Library

My Life In Strips Mitchelstown

21 October to 15 April 2018
Free
Colin O'Mahoney and Students from Carrignafoy Community School

Creative Writing Workshops Dunmanway and Cobh

1 November to 30 April 2018
Free

Youthcast March 2018

28 March to 29 March 2018
Free
Interview Training 2018 -Louise O Neill with students from Bantry

Interview Training (Blurandevu)

1 April to 31 July 2018
Free
Saturday 14 July 2018
Testing

Teenage Workshop: Poetry Workshop with Inua Ellams

14 July 201810:00 am
Bantry Library
FREE
Testing

Teenage Reading: The Surface Breaks: Louise O’Neill

14 July 20182:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6

Words Allowed with Dave Lordan

16 July to 20 July 20189:30 am
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
110
Monday 16 July 2018

Children’s Workshop: Fighting Words

16 July 20182:30 pm
FREE
Tuesday 17 July 2018

Teenage Reading: The Wren Hunt: Mary Watson

17 July 20182:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6
Wednesday 18 July 2018

Teenage Reading: I Am Thunder: Muhammad Khan

18 July 20182:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6
Thursday 19 July 2018

Teenage Workshop: #IamIrish

19 July 20182:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
FREE
Friday 20 July 2018

Teenage Event: A Reading & Writing Life

20 July 20182:30 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
€6
Illustration 2018_Kinsale Community School

Illustration Network Kinsale

16 October to 17 March 2019
Free