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COPPER COAST LITERARY WEEKEND

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Thursday 1st November – Wednesday 7th November

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Don’t miss November 1st to 7th 2018….

To take part in a celebration of Copper Coast creativity and culture. Have a look below to find out where, when and what it costs to take part in this unique weekend!

Six-Word Story Challenge

Where: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
Cost: Free event

About: Flash fiction postal challenge, write a Geopark inspired six-word story!   As part of the Copper Coast Geopark Literary weekend this November we challenge you to write a six-word story inspired by the Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark or a Geopark near you!

The six word story is a form of flash fiction attributed to Ernest Hemingway he came up with the story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Entries by Friday October 26th on postcard only to… Six word story challenge 2018, Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon, Co Waterford, Ireland.

(Hand deliveries accepted) Postcards will be displayed in the visitor center during the 2018 Copper Coast Geopark Literary Weekend. Selected stories will be featured on our website and social media. Stories must be suitable for a family audience. For data protection please do not include personal information. The Copper Coast Geopark reserves the right to reproduce the story online and in print.

Tramore Yarners Do Book Club

Where: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
When: Thursday 1st November at 10:30am
Cost: Free event

About: The Tramore Yarners are putting down the needles and picking up a book! To celebrate the copper coast literary weekend, the Tramore Yarners are putting down the needles and picking up a book! A chosen book will be read before the event and discussed on the day. We are pleased to announce that the book we have chosen to review is…. “The Day For You, The Night For Me” by Nuala Sherry!” All are welcome to join in!

An Evening of Music and Poetry

Where: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
When: Friday 2nd November at 8:00pm
Cost: €10

Contact: Tom Power, tompowerrhyme@yahoo.ie

About: Enjoy a relaxing evening of music, song and poetry in a beautiful setting. Music and song by Cúpla Búchla and Gabriel Murtagh. Poetry by the Wordsmiths, John Daly (published poet), Rose Butler, (published poet & producer), Tom Power, (author and published poet), a relaxing evening of music, song and poetry in a beautiful setting.

Drama Classes

Where: Barron Hall, Stradbally
When: Saturday 3rd November at 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday 7th November at 2:30 – 5:30pm
Cost: POA

About: Drama public speaking and theatre skills classes with The Stage Coach, also on Saturday FREE class for children with special needs 4-5pm, for bookings or inquiries please call 087 9609614.

Copper Coast Book Fair

Where: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon.
When: Sunday 4th November at 1:00pm
Cost:  Free event

About: As part of an ongoing initiative by the Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark to help promote all the  locality has to offer they are holding their 3rd Annual Book Fair for Book Lovers and Collectors. Attractions will include…. Copper Coast Cosplay Competition!  Six word story challenge!  Mrs Colfer’s famous tombola!  and more!! Self published authors… Geological books….. Specialist books…. Second hand books…

Also at this years book fair will be a chance to learn about the ERDF co-funded Atlantic Geotourism route project of which the Copper Coast Geopark is a part by visiting an information stand about all of the other destinations on the trail and their unique contributions to this awe-inspiring route! Tea, coffee, light lunch and wine will be served in our Cafè. The Copper Coast Geopark are very glad to receive donations of books which are sold on their own bookstall on the day. The money raised is then used by the Geopark in its on-going work. The Copper Coast Geopark is a community based registered charity. The Copper Coast Geopark is a UNESCO Geopark, a designation based around sustainable development of communities around areas of significant geological interest and importance.

Cosplay Competition

Where: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon.
When: Sunday 4th November at 1:00pm
Cost: Free event

About: Dress as your favourite literary character or a book inspired original creation! To celebrate the Copper Coast’s creativity, we are having a costume competition on Sunday November 4th as part of the Copper Coast Geopark book fair in the Copper Coast Visitor Centre!

Come as your favourite literary character or a book inspired original creation! So if you love “Where’s Wally” “The hobbit” or even “Wuthering heights” show us! Anonymous judges will be mingling with the crowd at the Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair. Don’t be shy an make sure you are seen!

The best costume in 4 categories will be announced at 4.30. Prizes sponsored by the Copper Coast Geopark.

For more information please click here.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CoastCopper/events/?ref=page_internal

Copper Coast Geopark, Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford.
Contact: 051 292 828
Email.: info@coppergoastgeopark.com

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