Author in Residence

(Category: Literacy)
This programme particularly focuses on creative writing skills development where an author would work for a period of time with a group of JCSP students. Schools could link with Poetry Ireland “Writers in Schools Residencies Scheme” by phoning the Writers in Schools team at Ph: 01-6789022. This scheme is based on the idea of a short residency by a writer to a school, working closely with one teacher and with the same JCSP class or group of students. Many projects have a strong local flavour in that the writer is local.
The thinking behind these residencies is to take a more developmental approach towards the teaching of literature and to develop approaches which enable the participants to explore the world of imagination over a longer period, in the company of an experienced writer. The participation of a key teacher and the development of a working alliance between the teacher and writer are fundamental to this approach.