Sat 13 Jun - Tue 30 Jun 2020
10:00am
Sat 13 Jun - Tue 30 Jun 2020
10:00am

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED SUCH WONDERFUL STORIES! We’re really enjoying reading them and it was so very hard to pick just a few! Thank you to everyone who joined George on our YouTube channel on Saturday 13 June at 10am to hear some very creative stories.

If you missed it, you can watch it on Triskel’s YouTube channel until 30 June 2020.

Do you have a story that’s bursting to get out of you? Would you like to hear your story read out in public – EVERY SINGLE WORD? Then we want to read it.

We are celebrating children’s creativity on Cruinniú na nÓg and are inviting young writers between 6 and 12 years old to submit a new story of up to 300 words. A selection of the stories will be read online on Saturday the 13th of June, the national day of youth creativity, by actor George Hanover who incidentally, has played a lot of baddies like the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz), Lucinda the Wicked Witch (Sleeping Beauty), the Evil Stepmother (Snow White) but she’s actually quite lovely and funny and will take great care in bringing your stories to life!

Your story can be about anything you like…… your Granny, a day in the life of your dog, the tree outside your window and the mysterious creatures that live in it, the best day of your life, the colour of the wind or if you had wings where would you fly to? Your story can be fact, fiction, funny, frightening, fuzzy or fruity. Anything at all you want to write about.

INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE, look on the stairs, at the back of the shelf, in that old bag, under the couch, the box of toys, the potted plants, behind the curtains, don’t forget the walls, try the fridge, outside the window, up in the sky, down in the earth, around that corner, under that leaf, during your walk, in the middle of your cycle, behind your ear, on the tip of your pencil, to the left of that blank page…… right? Right! WRITE!

Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and the Local Authorities.