Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce a new project for 2018: BOLD GIRLS. BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instill confidence in girls and young women by showing them characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of .
The annual Children’s Books Ireland Award is presented to a person or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books. This very special award recognises individuals and organisations whose enthusiasm, passion and hard work over the years is inspiring to so many, and we are now asking our members to take the time to .
For the second year running Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will bring all the wonder, magic and fun of children’s books to the Mindfield arena at Electric Picnic. Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch will appear in the Literary Tent along with some high profile author and illustrator friends on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September, alongside .
Are you a published children’s writer who could benefit from the support of a group of peers at a similar stage in their careers? If so, read on – author, translator and Inis magazine reviews editor Juliette Saumande is currently accepting expressions of interest from children’s writers who wish to be part of a new writing group:
Poetry and its relevance and importance in the lives of young people is a topic that comes up again and again when we talk to our members about what they’d like to see at the CBI Conference.
This year’s conference theme is Conceal and Reveal: Truth and Lies in Children’s Books, and it seems to us that brutal truths and fantastic lies (that’s fiction to me and you) are being explored in current writing for young adults.
Children’s Books Ireland, as a member of WORDS Ireland, is delighted to announce a mentoring scheme which will be available to Wicklow writers. WORDS Ireland consists of Children’s Books Ireland, Ireland Literature Exchange, Irish Writers Centre, Munster Literature Centre, Poetry Ireland, Publishing Ireland and The Stinging Fly.
The Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics will be touring all over Ireland in 2015 thanks to a grant from the Arts Council under the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.
There may be only three sleeps to Christmas but it’s not too late to give the gift of CBI Membership to someone who loves children’s books – or to buy it for yourself!