Basher Reads Your Poetry Online with Munster Literature Centre

All Day Online

Event Information:

Host: Munster Literature Centre

Age Range: 9 -13 years of age

Location: Online

Time: All Day from 9am on 11th June 2022

To take submit poetry from your school before the closing date on 20th May, see booking details.

More Details:

A poetry reading of ten original poems by children’s favourite character Basher Bacon will be filmed and shared on the Munster Literature Centre website on 11th June 2021 for Cruinniú na nÓg.

So what are you waiting for?! Let your classmates and your teachers know that Basher is waiting for your poems now! 

Teachers should submit poems by their 9-12 year old students for Basher to choose from by midnight on 20th May 2022 here. All participating schools will be notified in advance with the time and weblink to tune in and listen to Basher's selection. The names and ages of the selected poets will be published in Basher’s film and they will receive a €25 book token.

If you are unacquainted with Basher Bacon, you can get to meet him on Youtube here:


School Students 9-12 yrs only: To take part, simply submit poems from your school via this form. Submissions are welcome until 20th May 2022.

To view Basher reading children's poetry, follow this link.

For more information, contact Kate Moore at