Writers in Schools

What is it?

Writers in Schools Scheme Mission statement: To empower the participant by facilitating a magical and memorable experience through the imaginative, emotional and intellectual energy and belief in language that the writer brings to the classroom.

The Writers in Schools Scheme is one of the longest running arts-in-education programmes in the country and is run by Poetry Ireland and funded by the Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

The Scheme part-funds visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post primary schools throughout the Republic of Ireland. There are over 250 writers and storytellers for schools to choose from on the Writers in Schools Web-Directory of Writers.

Thanks to the kind support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, we are delighted to be able to announce the establishment of Writers in Schools Northern Ireland (WIS NI). Through the Scheme, primary and post-primary schools in the North can now apply for support for a visit or residency by a writer or storyteller.

For a full explanation about how to organise a visit, downloads for applications and other information please go to WIS Visits.


More Information

Find out more by contacting us at: 
E writersinschools@poetryireland.ie 
T 01 6789 022


  • WIS Single Visit Application Form
  • Writers in Libraries Application Form
  • Writers in Residence Application Form
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