PoetryIreland 2019Review - Page 17

The programme funded ten writers
to work with schools over a sixweek residency, during which time
they delivered weekly creative
writing workshops. The students
were given a chance to engage
imaginatively with the issues, and
work creatively in a range of genres,
including poetry, prose, art, film,
song and improvisation. Our hope
is that the participants will benefit
from an increased knowledge and
understanding of global justice issues,
becoming engaged and active global
award winning poems selected from
entries to the Trócaire/Poetry Ireland
Poetry Competition was launched in
Schools in Cork, Dublin, Carlow,
Galway, Limerick, Longford,
Monaghan, Offaly and Tipperary
participated in the project.
As part of the ongoing partnership
with the JCSP, WRaPParound Finale
events took place in Trinity College
Dublin and University College Cork
in May for 35 schools. Laureate na
nÓg Sarah Crossan @WeAreThePoets
also performed at the event in Trinity
College along with Colm Keegan,
Garry McCarthy and TMM.
Trócaire’s annual poetry competition,
held in association with Poetry
Ireland, uses the arts to raise
awareness about the leading lobal
issues of our time. The awards
ceremony took place in May.
Christine Broe’s poem ‘The Kerchief ’
which was a winning poem in
the competition this year, was a
shortlisted poem in the 2019 An Post
Irish Book Awards Listowel Writers’
Week Poem of the Year category.
Future Perfect, an anthology of 50
Sarah Crossan
In January, Events for All training for
Festival and Venues on best practice
for delivering events for children
and young people with autism
was presented in partnership with
Children’s Books Ireland with the
support of IBBY (International Board
on Books for Young People) Ireland
and the British Council.

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