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Paper Lanterns Literary Journal Introduces Issue 8 with First In-Person Launch

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Celebrating both the 8th Issue and the two-year anniversary of the literary journal, Paper Lanterns is delighted to be hosting an in-person launch at Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 from 6pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6th. The launch will feature readings by a range of contributors as well as speeches by the editors discussing the evolution of the journal over the last two years. Video and Audio clips of some of our overseas contributors will also be available on our social media as part of our accompanying virtual launch.

Founded in 2020, Paper Lanterns is a platform to promote the voices of young people in Ireland and across the world. This journal provides new and exciting content for a teen and young adult audience. Featuring teenage writers as well as YA authors, it is also perfect for enthusiasts of teen and YA literature, from teachers and librarians, to parents and youth workers.

The journal is divided into three sections. Our Creative Writing section showcases work from talented teens, as well as work from adult writers of teen and YA literature, tied in with beautiful artwork and photography. The Features and Articles section includes unique essays on trends in the YA literary scene and insights from YA authors. You can expect some exciting interviews from authors and literature enthusiasts. Our Reviews section offers an insight into the latest books for teens and young adults, from readers younger and older.

What to expect from Issue Eight:

  • A beautiful mix of poetry, short stories and flash fiction by teen and adult contributors.
  • Gorgeous artwork by a variety of talented artists.
  • Features from Aoife Clenaghan on life lessons in literature through Catcher in the Rye and Emer Dowling on the impact COVID has had on the blind and visually impaired.
  • Interview with Blood to Poison author Mary Watson
  • Reviews of The Song that Sings Us, Extasia, The Balloon Thief, When Shadows Fall, and many more.
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