6th Class Writing Competition

Competition poster (Link to the PDF version below)

Do you have a class of young budding writers?  Here is a fantastic opportunity for one of your students to win €50 book voucher and €200 voucher for your school library. We are holding a writing competition, organised in conjunction with the University of Leicester and the Museum of Childhood Project.

6th class writers are asked to write about a personal experience which reflects modern day life of a child in Dublin, or if nothing eventful comes to mind they can of course write about an imagined event.  The theme for the stories comes from the childhood experiences found in the short stories of James Joyce’s Dubliners and the students may listen to short extracts from ‘Araby’, ‘Clay’ and ‘The Dead’ for inspiration.

The stories will be judged by:

Dr Catherine Morley from the University of Leicester

Majella McAllister from the Museum of Childhood Project 

Julie Burke, Education and Outreach Officer from Marsh’s Library

Stories must be in by 1st November.  If any teachers of 6th class, in the county of Dublin would like to enter the competition and would like further details, additional notes, extracts from the Dubliners and a writing frame for their students to use, please contact Julie Burke at julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie

Competition poster PDF version: Dubliners Writing Comp (2) (1)

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