publication of 'Let's Get Together'

The launch of BARWS 2019 scheme publication ‘Let’s Get Together‘ was held in CDETB Ballymun Adult Education Centre on the 11th June.

One hundred and fourteen students wrote stories and poems for publication in the book which was launched by TV presenter and Fashion Designer Brendan Courtney.  Newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Paul McAuliffe attended the launch as one of his first mayoral engagements.

Approximately one hundred and forty people from all sectors of the community including political representatives attended the event. Along with celebrating the work of the Scheme participants, the launch contributed towards raising awareness locally about the availability of support for adults who wish to improve their literacy skills. We are so proud of all our writer students and of the four students who read their stories from the book to an attentive audience. 

The launch concluded with refreshments for attendees and book signing by guest speaker Brendan Courtney. We appreciate Brendan’s generosity in giving of his time to launch ‘Let’s Get Together’ and also extend thanks to the Lord Mayor for his attendance at the event.