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The Voices of Children

Submission period

Why should I?

To Write

Improve language skills and spark creative thinking

Be Seen

Your work will be displayed at the Carrickfergus Museum

To Think

Increase self-awareness

and self-efficacy

Be Heard

Your work will be published in Voices of Children Collection

To Express

Explore new ways

to be expressive

Get Published

Selected poems will be set to music by composers 

Upcoming Workshops

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Writing with Pen

Writing a Poem

There are no rules. We are just interested in what you want to express. The submissions will not be marked or assessed. You can work naturally and organically. If you have never written a poem before there are severals tips at on our website to help you get started.

Get started~

Click on the images on the right to download a worksheet to help you get started! 

Submit your work with the submission page to get your poem exhibited.

How to Submit?

Please write your poem in the blank space on the submission page. On the slip attached, don’t forget to tell us your name and school, and anything you want us to know about your inspirations of this poem. Submit by 20 November 2023, either in person or by mail, to:

The Talking Shop

The Courtyard,

Scotch Quarter,


BT38 7DP

Poetry and music has the power to express emotions, create cohesion, and suggest an identity.

The Voices of Children

is a poetry and music project to explore expression in interdisciplinary art forms. Poetry and music have great educative power, and are expressive mediums that have highly therapeutic effects on the mind. We encourage the appreciation of words and music among children. Through creation we develop mutual understanding between individuals. The project consists of a call-for-poem exercise, and poem exhibition, and a public performance of the music written based on the selected poems.

If you have a question...

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Curated by

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Dr Vanissa Law

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