South Dublin EPIC is your county as you've never seen it before, re-imagined and built from scores of new stories, all set in South Dublin. Join poet Colm Keegan for this series of readings and the world premiere of a short film developed by the young writers involved, narrated by Clare Monnelly and animated by Bob Byrne.
Schools and youth organisations across the county participate in South Dublin Epic. They use South Dublin County, its history, its geography and their own experience in it, as source material from which whole new worlds can be built. First and foremost about creative writing, but also about much more than that. In exploring where their story should go, participants also explore what type of people they want to be.
Using four specially designed Maps of South Dublin, young writers collaborate on world and character building, speculating on a myriad of possible lives for themselves in dystopias with climate disasters, zombie apocalypse, marauding invaders or draconian dictatorships. Equipped with superpowers, dilemmas, flaws and wild futures, South Dublin EPIC step up and to be writers and leaders at the same time.
South Dublin EPIC 2019 is a South Dublin County Council Libraries & Arts commission, developed and facilitated by Colm Keegan with artwork by Bob Byrne.
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