Writers in Schools scheme open to applications for virtual visits

10th November 2020

Poetry Ireland's Writers in Schools scheme, which facilitates visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is open to applications for virtual visits. 

For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and its restrictions, schools can apply for support for a virtual visit by a writer or storyteller. These visits are: 

  • 1 hour in duration with a selected writer
  • €75/£65 cost to the school

We will continue to support in-person visits upon formal agreement between the school and the writer, and if in adherence with public health guidelines: 

  • 2-2.5 hours
  • €100/£85 per visit 

Want to learn more about how a virtual visit might work for your school? You can read our news story about a virtual visit with a class in Timahoe National School, Co Laois. 

And here's a quote from the Principal, Michael McEvoy. 

"The session went really well and there was great engagement from the children. Oisin [McGann] was funny, informative and very obliging with his time. He gave the children great insight into the life of an author/illustrator. We could have spent another hour with him, such was the engagement with the children."

For information on how to apply, visit the Writers in Schools page

Or you can contact us at writersinschools@poetryireland.ie / 01 6789022.