2 June 2013 Launch Party
|Join us at the Moth Studios to celebrate the launch of the first issue of The Caterpillar. There'll be all the the necessary ingredients for a great party – story time with actors Will Govan and Tommy Sharkey, music by Annie June Callaghan and Shane Carroll (on ukulele), amazing animation and a wonderful sea life exhibition by Kasia Zimnoch, as well as sweets and treats and games! Everyone welcome (including grown-ups). From 3-5pm.
3 October 2013 The Caterpillar is one of John Hegley's 'top ten children's poetry books' in The Guardian
It 's not even a book, but it still makes it on to the list! How about that for sneaky? Sharing the limelight with the likes of Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson. You can check out the list here.
1 September 2014 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize launched
The inaugural Caterpillar Poetry Prize - a prize for the best poem written by an adult for children (between the ages of 7 and 11) is now open. You can read more about it in The Bookseller.
1 May 2015 The Caterpillar Short Story Prize launched
Owing to the amazing response to The Caterpillar Poetry Prize, the inaugural Caterpillar Short Story Prize has been lauched - with a prize of €1,000 and publication in The Caterpillar for the winning story. You can read all about it here.
5 June 2015 Winner of inaugural Caterpiller Poetry Prize announced
You can read the winning poem 'Don't Think of an Elephant' by Louise Greig in the Irish Times.
6 December 2015
Richard J. Jones' wins €1,000 for his story 'Let's Just Say' in the inaugural Caterpillar Short Story Prize, and will be published in the spring 2016 issue of The Caterpillar.