The Hawk’s Well Theatre’s Children’s Poet of the Year Competition 2017 now open for entries
The Hawk’s Well Theatre fosters the importance of poetry with the annual Children’s Poet of the Year Competition. W.B. Yeats spent his childhood in Sligo and we know there are more fantastic poets in our schools right now! Every year we choose a poem by W.B. Yeats to inspire us. This year the chosen poem is The Wild Swans at Coole.
The winning poet wins a €100 voucher from the Hawk’s Well Theatre for their school to put towards their next booking and a trip for the whole class to Eagles Flying, Ballymote, the largest centre for birds of prey and owls in Ireland. During the highly entertaining and interactive bird show, the class will experience eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and owls - an unforgettable experience for all. Four highly commended poets will each win a €30 voucher to the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Winners are announced at a prize-giving ceremony at the Hawk’s Well Theatre at 4pm on Yeats Day, June 13th, and the winning poems will also be printed and displayed in Sligo County Libraries.
For more information on this competition, visit our Children’s Poet of the Year Competition web page.