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Paper People: The Characters of Craft

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10:00 am
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€10 plus booking fee

Paper People is a collaboration between writer and publisher Sarah Byrne (The Well Review) and traditional bookbinder, Éilís Murphy (Folded Leaf).

This workshop is divided into two parts. The first part will involve crafting a book from scratch with Éilís; the second part is a creative writing workshop with Sarah.

Throughout the workshop, we will look at how the folkloric went from being oral to recorded on paper, what connects a writer to a storyteller and storytelling. 

We will take in our environment at Hometree and consider the material of paper and its origins that are often taken for granted. We will also reflect on what it means for our stories to inhabit space and time. Participants will be invited to share their stories at the end of the workshop and will also be able to take their book home.


Additional Information
  • Advanced booking required
  • Booking fee covers refreshments and lunch
  • Not suitable for children
  • Please note venue is on a working farm, toilets are compostable
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