Presentation Secondary School, Tralee celebrates the highly anticipated, high octane extravaganza that is Love Literature Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th November 2018. The theme this year is ” I Am A Star” – a salute to the much loved Tralee singer/songwriter the late, great Christy Hennessy. Students are thrilled to be joined by Christy’s friend, another Tralee star, Mr. Mark Leen, for a gala tribute to Christy on Tuesday 6th November.
A myriad of sizzling, spectacular and sensational events are organised for each year group throughout the week. These include workshops with celebrated poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice and acclaimed writer John W. Sexton. A taste of film and the world of film-making hosted by Kerry’s Film-maker In Residence, Mieke Vanmechelen, is one of the most anticipated events of the week. Students will also showcase their literary prowess in a variety of writing competitions including – Six Word Stories, Black Out Poetry and Short Stories to name but a few. A novel event is “Poetry In The Poly Tunnel” a lunchtime literary experience hosted by both staff and students. A day-long Poetry Slam event hot housing emerging poets in Presentation is proving to be one of the hottest tickets of the week.
The organising committee are also honoured to host “An Audience With Tomi Reichental – Author, Film maker, Holocaust survivor. Mr. Reichental will share his personal witness and experience of The Holocaust with staff and students on Tuesday the 9th. Another highlight, of course, will be the annual, much loved “Dress In Character Day” on Wednesday, where students are invited to strut their stuff and parade in costumes of their choice based on characters from literature. Prizes galore are to be had on the day for the most inventive costumes. T.Y. students are also planning to step out with Mr. Mike O’ Donnell for a walking tour of the town on the theme of, “The Thrills And Spills Of Life In Tralee”,
A new innovation this year is the “Art Trail” – staff and students are invited to stroll the school’s campus and enjoy the myriad displays of art, photography and creative endeavours of the very talented school community. The week concludes with a private viewing for students of the new animation “Small Foot” at the Omniplex cinema, Tralee. What a week!