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LCAES Youthreach-O’Connell Avenue Launch “Different Voices”
28/09/2011 00:00:00

World famous authors, with over 50 million sales to their name, joined forces with Limerick city students to produce a unique literacy and enterprise project. “Different Voices” is a collection of writings, artwork, and photography that was created to highlight the importance of reading and writing for young people, as well as raising funds to support the work of Barnardo’s children’s charity.

The book is a vehicle for Youthreach students to tell their stories alongside some of Ireland’s most prominent artists and writers. It features contributions from writers Maeve Binchy and Darren Shan, artists, John Shinnors, Una Heaton, Sean Curtin and a host of Limerick based personalities in the world of the Arts. Writer Darren Shan said that a project like this “gives young writers a taste of what it’s like to take a story all the way to print. Writing is all about confidence, about believing you can share your voice with the world”. He went on to say that Different Voices proves that ”it is an achievable goal for those involved and this confidence-boost will help take these young authors a long way”.

As well as a good read (for charity!), the book also serves an excellent literacy resource and can be purchased through Gerry Cusack, Enterprise Teacher, Youthreach, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick on 061-445700.

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