Published 13.03.2023
by Kids’ Own

Kids’ Own announce the launch of Buoyant!


Kids’ Own is delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new anthology by our Young Writers Group: Buoyant!

Buoyant is the third publication of short stories and poems from our Young Writers group, a project in partnership with Donegal County Council Library Service and Libraries NI. The launch takes place at Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street, Londonderry BT48 6PU on the 25th of March at 5.30pm.

This writing group was initially formed in 2018 with Kids’ Own associate writer Mary Branley, to develop their writing practice and we are overjoyed to be launching the latest publication with the public.

The event will include an introduction from Mary Branley (writing mentor) about the creative process and experience of this collaborative project with the young writers.  There will also be an exciting Open Mic session, where the authors of Buoyant will invite other young creatives to come and showcase some poetry and prose. We welcome anyone with an interest in creative writing and collaborative art with young people.

To reserve your space at the launch please visit

As part of this exciting launch the young writers will also host a writing workshop at 2pm in Verbal for other like-minded creative young writers. This workshop will give an insight to the practice of the current young writers, their inspiration and prompts and how to get started.  The workshop is open to 13 -18 year people with an interest in writing.

To book your free place on this workshop visit


Young Writers note pad at workshop
Young Writers at a workshop
Young writers book release poster