Myra sends kids ‘Head over Heels’ about writing
The first Seamus Heaney Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, Myra Zepf, recently visited primary six pupils from Bocombra Primary School in Portadown to run a creative writing class as part of her ‘Head over Heels’ programme for primary schools.
The creative writing programme saw Myra visit 25 primary schools across Northern Ireland – in Irish as well as English-medium sectors – to run creative writing sessions with the children. The programme will cumulate with five schools attending a special event at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, where the top stories from the programme will be illustrated by five of Ireland’s top illustrators including the Children’s Laureate, Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch.
The Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, Myra Zepf, who is based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is pictured with the primary six pupils from Bocombra Primary School, Jefrey Samson and Kate Boyce.