Triskel Arts Centre is running a short story competition for budding young writers

Triskel Arts Centre is running a short story competition for budding young writers

Children aged between six and 12 can now submit a short story of up to 300 words under the 'Tales at Triskel' competition as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating children and young people's creativity. Picture: Denis Scannell.

Triskel Arts Centre is calling on the children of Cork to express their creativity by writing a short story, a selection of which will then be read by a well-known actor. 

Children aged between six and 12 can now submit a short story of up to 300 words under the 'Tales at Triskel' competition as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating children and young people's creativity.

"We are celebrating children’s creativity on Cruinniú na nÓg and are inviting young writers between six and 12 years old to submit a new story of up to 300 words," Ann Luttrell with Triskel Arts Centre said.

"A selection of the stories will be read online on Saturday, June 13, the national day of youth creativity, by actor George Hanover who, incidentally, has played a lot of baddies like the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz), Lucinda the Wicked Witch (Sleeping Beauty), the Evil Stepmother (Snow White) but she’s actually quite lovely and funny and will take great care in bringing your stories to life," Ms Luttrell added.

Stories can be about any subject matter, fact or fiction. 

Encouraging children to get involved, actor George Hanover said inspiration can be found even in the seemingly mundane.

"Inspiration is everywhere. Look on the stairs, at the back of the shelf, in that old bag, under the couch, the box of toys, the potted plants, behind the curtains, don’t forget the walls, try the fridge, outside the window, up in the sky, down in the earth, around that corner, under that leaf, during your walk, in the middle of your cycle, behind your ear, on the tip of your pencil," she said. 

The competition is open until Friday, May 22. On Saturday, June 13 some of the entries will be read on Triskel's YouTube channel at 10am.

To enter visit: https://form.jotform.com/201254372037043

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