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Education Minister John O'Dowd praises young writers

Education Minister John O'Dowd has congratulated young writers from the Magnet Centre in Newry who have published an anthology of short stories and poems.

Sixteen young people produced the anthology which deals with all aspects of life, from love to loss. Speaking at the launch of the anthology, the minister said: "Today is a special day and a cause for celebration.

As published authors you should be proud of what you have achieved in producing this wonderful and poignant anthology. Through this collection of short stories and poems you have shown a flair for creative writing."

Mr O'Dowd was shown around the centre, which caters for young people aged 15-25.

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