Launch of the Unfinished Book of Poetry

13 - 18 yrs

Event Information:

Age Range: 13-18 years old

Location: Online

Time: 12pm

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The Unfinished Book of Poetry 2021 presents new poetry from four Cork secondary schools, including Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, St. Aidan’s School, Coláiste Éamonn Rís and St. Francis Capuchin College. It will be launched by the Lord Mayor and is the 17th edition in the series as well as the second edition to be published as an eBook. Th elaunch will be held on Zoom and limited to the students, parents, assisting writers and TY co-ordinators.

The Unfinished Book of Poetry project had its genesis in Cork’s year as European Capital of Culture and has subsequently taken on a life of its own. It is now a core part of Cork City Council's Art in Schools Programme with Cork City Library Service. Since 2005, over thirty established writers have provided workshops for Transition Year students from over twenty Cork schools, in a project which as of 2021 has seen almost 700 young writers find their way into print. Ó Bhéal has been curating the project since 2012.

The Unfinished Book of Poetry is supported by Cork City Council.


This event is open to participating schools only.

For more information about this schools programme with Cork City Library Service, go to