About Us

The Carrick on Shannon Wild Words Childrens Book Festival is a special event for children and their families to  enjoy books, to meet authors, and to encourage an interest in creative writing.

While the majority of events are directed at young people aged 4 to 14, the festival also has a programme for 14 to 18 year olds who have an interest in creative writing called the Wild Words Book.

The festival is managed by a voluntary committee and it is made possible through the support of Leitrim County Council Arts Office, The Reading Room, The Dock and Leitrim Library Service.

Carrick on Shannon Wild Words Childrens Book Festival is funded by The Arts Council, Leitrim County Council, Avantcard and Vistamed.


Check out your library

Why not check out some of the authors and illustrators in this years festival in your local library? Libraries are great places to get book recommendations, find out what you like to read and pick up the latest books from your favourite authors. Your local librarian will be able to help you find a book to suit you.


The Reading Room

The Reading Room is the official book shop for the festival, it is located on Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon. From picture books to the latest in young adult fiction, you’ll find plenty of interest and naturally all of the books from the authors featured at the festival. Drop in over the weekend and check out their brilliant selection.Stay connected


Wild Words Childrens Book Festival,
The Reading Room, Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon
Tel: 071 96  71580