Dean Atta, the verse novelist of The Black Flamingo, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s Conference, Belonging, this September, to lend his voice to our #WeAreThePoets panel. This British poet has shown himself to have a unique and talented style, that utilises the power of verse to give a voice to those that find themselves marginalized and silenced. His .
Meg Grehan, winner of the Eilís Dillon award from Children’s Books Ireland, is coming to our Conference, Belonging, this year, to speak on our #WeAreThePoets panel. A wonderful new voice on the Irish literary scene, Meg’s work focuses on people and issues that are often left on the side-lines. Her debut novel, the Space Between, in the words of .
Brian Conaghan, the multi-award winning Scottish author, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s Conference, Belonging, this year, to speak on our #WeAreThePoets panel. No stranger to disappointment, having received 217 rejection letters over the years, Brian is a perfect example of how perseverance and dedication can pay off. Not only has he gone on to be published, but he .
Clémentine Beauvais, the multi-award-winning French novelist and literary translator, is speaking at Children’s Books Ireland’s Conference, Belonging, this September. From her mystery series, Sesame Seade, to her most recent romance novel, In Paris with You, Clémentine has demonstrated an incredibly versatile voice that not only speaks to a wide range of age groups, but also moves between languages. Having .
Anna Carey, the award-winning author of the Rebecca series, will be interviewing Celia Rees at Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, Belonging, this September. Though she started her career as a journalist, Anna has more than shown herself to be a talented author whose books tell compelling stories of young teenage girls finding their own voice and place in the world .
Celia Rees, the critically acclaimed author of seventeen young adult novels, is coming to this year’s Children’s Books Ireland’s Conference, ‘Belonging’. Rees may have not started out as a writer, spending several years working as an English teacher at Coventry secondary schools, but once she found her passion for storytelling there was no stopping her. Beginning with her first .
Kwame Alexander is a best-selling author, poet, and advocate for literacy. Starting from the ground up, Kwame started his career selling his books out of his car, only to work his way up to winning the Newbery medal for his verse novel The Crossover, which combines basketball with poetry in an engaging story for young readers. Despite facing multiple .
Children’s Books Ireland is thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted in two categories at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards – best small sponsorship for our ‘Family Hubs Libraries’ project with the Coca-Cola Ireland Thank You Fund, and the Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment category for our portfolio of book gifting projects – ‘Bookbag’ with Brown Bag Films; ‘BOLD .
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 .
Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce an opportunity for three artists to avail of a week-long residency each, to take place in late 2019. These bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While several schemes exist to support emerging and debut artists, these bursaries exist to support more experienced, .