Children’s Books Ireland is committed to actively encouraging diversity across all of our programming. In line with the Arts Council’s Equality, Human Rights & Diversity Policy & Strategy, Children’s Books Ireland’s Professional Development Course Bursary strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. A limited amount of free spaces .
Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland will release guiding principles for artists and programmers when delivering virtual events in the coming months. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that artists are supported to maintain their standard of excellence when working virtually and that full transparency can be achieved when it comes to rates of pay and expectations for online .
Children’s Books Ireland recently undertook some survey research and a subsequent Zoom Artists Forum to assess the effect COVID-19 has had on the working lives of Irish children’s authors and illustrators and those working and living in Ireland. One of the recommendations was to initiate some kind of social gathering, albeit online, so we are delighted to launch the .
Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Ashling Lindsay, Shona Shirley McDonald, Nicola Pierce, Margaret Anne Suggs and Máire Zepf as recipients of the 2020 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursaries. With each artist taking part in a week-long residency at the centre in Annaghmakerrig, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books .
BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Máire Zepf for Nóinín HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER: Sarah Crossan for Toffee HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION WINNER: Ashling Lindsay for The Tide EILÍS DILLON AWARD WINNER: Kim Sharkey for Mór agus Muilc THE JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD WINNER: Meg Grehan for The Deepest Breath Five women are today recognised in the KPMG Children’s .
Tune in at 12 noon Tuesday 19th May to enjoy the ceremony and be the first to find out the winners! For the first time in its thirty-year history the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards will be announced online, with all welcome to join in. These awards are the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland and are .
Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, associated restrictions and social-distancing guidelines, Children’s Books Ireland is dedicated to providing deeply worthwhile professional development opportunities for children’s books authors and illustrators at all stages in their careers and we look forward to being able to continue to do so. With this in mind Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to .
The Junior Certificate School Programme Demonstration Library Project, led by Kathleen Moran, is the winner of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland Award, given at the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland International Conference at Light House Cinema, Dublin on Saturday 21st September. This award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books and .
Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Oisín McGann, Jane Mitchell, Mary Murphy, E. R. Murray, Niamh Sharkey and Deirdre Sullivan as recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary. With each artist availing of a week-long residency each, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While .
Children’s Books Ireland are thrilled to be taking part in Pride Month this year, and to be promoting diversity and acceptance in children’s literature. We look forward to seeing lots of young readers and their families at Pride Village 2019, at Merrion Square in Dublin, where we will be running our Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic from 14:15 to .
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