Children’s Books Ireland can’t wait for our Coven of YA witches Panel at our conference, Belonging, this September. Deirdre Sullivan, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Moïra Fowley-Doyle will be joined in conversation by Mairi Kidd to share their thoughts on feminist novels, rooted in witch craft and Irish history, and why they seem more potent than ever. Deirdre Sullivan is .
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 .
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 .
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