Dromineer Literary Festival in association with Nenagh Arts Centre invite primary school children from 2nd to 6th class to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland 2018 with their very own Poet Tree!
The theme is 'Surprises' and children are asked to write a short verse/poem on a string tag (120x60mm) which will be provided. Schools should hang the poems on a tree in the school grounds on April 26th or alternatively make/paint a tree and display on same. Teachers should take a photograph of their classes with their work displayed and forward to Dromineer Literary Festival. In addition, Eva Birdthistle, Artistic Director at Nenagh Arts Centre will invite representatives from the schools in town to come to the Arts Centre on the day and display their schools poems on the tree in front of the building.
All participating schools will be included in a draw for a Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools event which will be organised in October to coincide with Dromineer Literary Festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for both children and teachers to work with a writer/author in their school. Renowned poet and writer, Geraldine Mitchell who has judged the festivals children's poetry competition over the past two years has very kindly agreed to be our Writer in Schools. Information will be sent to the schools shortly. Looking forward to lots of creative Surprises on your Poet Trees!