Children's Writing Fellow
Above L-R: Kelly McCaughrain, Professor Glenn Patterson (Director, Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's), Paul Howard, Paul McVeigh (Acting Head of Literature, Arts Council for NI)
The Children's Writing Fellowship was created as part of Queen’s University and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's (ACNI) joint ten-year Seamus Heaney Legacy project supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies. Fellows are selected by an expert panel, to be based at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s for two years, working with students and engaged in outreach activities.
Our Children's Writing Fellow, Kelly McCaughrain, and Fighting Words NI are making tiny masterclasses to help schools and homeschoolers incorporate creative writing into lessons, and help the next generation of young writers find their words.