Why should I?
Improve language skills and spark creative thinking
Your work will be displayed at the Carrickfergus Museum
Your work will be published in Voices of Children Collection
Explore new ways
to be expressive
Selected poems will be set to music by composers
Get involved by
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.
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
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.