Students from 1st to 6th year are participating in our 3 part Writers in Residence workshop with author and activist Debbie Thomas. The theme of this series of workshops is 'Raising the Awareness of Global Citizenship through Creative Writing.'

With half a degree in medicine and a whole one in geology, Debbie Thomas followed the obvious path into BBC radio journalism. After several years of interviewing opera singing parrots and politicians - and sometimes confusing the two - she moved to Bangladesh then South Africa, where she worked as a development journalist and very nearly went shark diving. She now lives near Dublin with her husband and three daughters where she writes for children; runs creative writing classes, and works for Nepal Leprosy Trust, a charity supporting leprosy-affected people in Nepal. The Writers in Residence programme is curated by Poetry Ireland Ireland and funded with stipends from Irish Aid and World Wide Global Schools

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