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 .
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 .
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