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21 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts! #amwriting #writingprompts #StPatricksDay

Remember if you choose to write a St. Patrick’s Day themed story or poem with any of our prompts, you can submit it and we’ll publish it by March 31st 2019! :)

21 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts!

Art: SMC.

  1. You accidentally discover a horrible secret in the life of famous Irish writer James Joyce. What is it?!
  2. The lead singer of U2, Bono, gives away top security secrets to the enemy through the songs he sings.
  3. Describe your profession as a leprechaun to somebody who doesn’t have any knowledge of leprechauns at all.
  4. A six-year old who has trouble with long words in Irish Gaelic is chosen king of Ireland.
  5. A random act of kindness creates a stir in Dublin.
  6. You’re a time traveler and take a trip to July 16th 1970 in Belfast. What happens next?
  7. She was so glad she made that mistake on Bachelor’s Day/Leap Year in Cork, Ireland.

    Art: Leap Year/Bachelor’s Day Image – WikiMedia/WikiCommons.

  8. Watch this music video, use it as inspiration to write your very own Irish drinking song :)

House of Pain – Jump Around

  1. Make a list of pros and cons of being a leprechaun…
  2. Write an essay about everything you know about Ireland.
  3. Write an essay about why someone should visit Ireland. Persuade your audience using Rhetoric with either: Logos, Pathos or Ethos.
  4. “I woke up the day after St. Patrick’s Day and found myself in…”
  5. “At the end of the rainbow, I didn’t find a pot of gold but I did find…”
  6. Write about your favorite lucky charm and why it’s your favorite or who may have stolen it! ;)
  7. Research and write an essay about St. Patrick.
  8. Research and write an essay about Niall of the Nine Hostages, a high Irish king and warlord.
  9. Write a short story, poem or limerick about St. Patrick and/or Niall of the Nine Hostages.

    Art: SMC. Blarney Castle.

  10. Write about the inscription you found in an old book by Oscar Wilde.
  11. “Yeah, but you can put anything into Irish stew,” he said with a wink then poured in a generous shot of Kilbeggan whiskey.
  12. Write a poem about Irish poet W.B. Yeats.
  13. Write a short dialogue between Samuel Beckett and George Bernard Shaw about a book signing they both attended in Cork.

Details to submit your Irish writing prompt themed story or poetry can be found here, click on the link! :) https://daedalus-magazine.com/submissions/

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