Report of the project “Dermot Bolger Literary Readings “
On Wednesday 13th November 2019 over 400 pupils from Primary and Secondary P4, P5, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6 had the privilege of attending 5 different readings/discussion panels by the Irish author Mr Dermot Bolger. Dermot is Ireland’s best known living Poet, Author, Playwright and Literary Publisher. His most recent play ‘Last orders at the Dockside ‘ has just finished its stage run last week at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre, to international acclaim and praise.
He spoke very eloquently to pupils and teachers about what it means to write, the joys of writing about daily experiences and how he has learned to express and develop his own life through his writing. The pupil’s questions were insightful, wise and wonderful. They really learned a lot from one of the greatest living, contemporary writers. He truly enjoyed his day in EEBIV and commented on the pupil’s excellent behaviour, knowledge, engagement and questions. Lets hope he has sparked and encouraged the love of writing in many of them.
Dermot was in Brussels to read at the Embassy of Ireland and at the Irish College in Leuven.
Thank you to the Community Fund of the APEEE for funding this fantastic visit to EEBIV.