What we do Children and young people Sarah Crossan, Laureate na nÓg, 2018-2020 Verbal extends many congratulations to writer Sarah Crossan, newly appointed Laureate na nÓg, Ireland's 5th laureate for children's literature. #WeAreThePoets Sarah's theme for her term as laureate is #WeAreThePoets, a project that will inspire young people across Ireland to express themselves through reading and writing poetry. Watch and listen to Sarah talking about her appointment. Watch this space In September, Verbal will welcome both Sarah Crossan, and UK Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, to an event in Derry/Londonderry. More details to follow. We can't wait!