Bishopstown's Creative Writers
Collection of short fiction stories by young writers
Bishopstown’s Creative Writers is a group of young people, aged between 9 to 12 years old from in and around Bishopstown, Cork. This group started in January 2020, under the stewardship of youth worker, Ruth Flanagan, and learned different elements of story writing, storytelling and illustrations since. They enjoyed being creative, making stories up and playing weird and wonderful games.
This group of writers are part of the Foróige Bishopstown and Curraheen Youth Project, a project aimed at engaging young people in developmental and educational opportunities that enhance their life experiences and potential.
During the lock-down, the group met Ruth Flanagan at least once a week with their youth worker via video call. The sessions typically included a show and tell (usually pets!), a catch up on how everyone is doing, games to get our imaginations going, some story writing and helping each other with ideas and story development.
The video calls were a supportive and energetic place for the young people to see each other and keep in touch. In addition to the video calls, the group stayed in touch with Ruth every week, sending her their stories and illustrations.
This collection of stories are a result of their many virtual meet ups and hard work at home.