The aim of the Writers in Schools Residencies is to develop the work already being
carried out through Writers
in Schools Scheme one-off visits.
The residencies involve a short residency by a writer to a school, working closely with one teacher and with the same class or group of not more than 30 students. The projects have a strong local flavour, in that the writer is local and the project is run in partnership with local arts organisations, such as the local Arts Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta etc.
These residencies take a more developmental approach towards the teaching of literature and enable the participants to explore the world of the imagination over a longer period of time, in the company of an experienced writer. The participation of a key teacher, and the development of a working alliance between the teacher and writer, is fundamental to their success.
- Usually one visit per week for eight weeks.
- Visits to be of at least one and a half hours duration.
- Residency to take place within a school term, e.g. Spring / Summer / Autumn.
- Writer to work closely in association with a key teacher.
- Maximum of 30 primary students and 15-20 post primary students will be allowed.
- Only writers listed on the Writers in Schools Web Directory are eligible to take part in these residencies.
- Content to be decided by teacher, writer and Poetry Ireland Education Officer.
Funding for these residencies is three-way to include the school, Poetry Ireland and another local funding agency. It is separate from the funding for the Writers In Schools Scheme and must be in place prior to the commencement of the residency.
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