Festivals and school visits are fabulous experiences; they’re fun, and get me away from my desk! I love talking about books and writing – and I love meeting new fans &  friends.

So, if you want to come and see me, this is where I’ll be in 2016…

  • Feb 3rd Timeleap Time Travel Event (schools), Doolin Writers Weekend
  • Feb 9th Timeleap Time Travel Event (schools), Greystones
  • Feb 14th-17th Meet the Author teen events, Coastival Festival, Scarborough, UK
  • Feb 15th Polish Your Manuscript with ER Murray, adult workshop, Coastival Festival, Scarborough, UK
  • Feb 20th-25th Writing for Young People, The Story House, week-long residential
  • Feb 27th Capturing Ideas to Write YOUR Way, Teen Writing Workshop – Ennis Book Festival
  • Feb 28th Capturing Ideas to Write YOUR Way, Teen Writing Workshop, Ennis Book Festival
  • March 1 & 2 World Book Day schools tour, Ennis
  • March 25thCapturing Ideas to Write YOUR Way, Teen Writing Workshop, Mountains to Sea Festival, Dun Laoghaire,
  • April 1st Support Your Career by Writing Online, 1 day adult workshop, Irish Writers Centre
  • April 3rd Meet the Author teen events, Tallaght
  • April 24-May 22 Writing Residency: Blue Mountains, Australia
  • June 1st TBC Listowel Writers Week
  • August 1-31 Writing residency: Iceland

Get in contact if you want me to come and read/chat – I’m looking forward to adding you to my list 🙂

Archives events – oops, did you miss me?

2016 Events Archive

  • January 7th, 10.50-11.30 a.m., Libraries & The Digital Age, #YAtakeover twitter panel with Alexia Casale
  • January – March Dublin UNESCO City of Literature library events
  • March 4th, The Magical World of Books & Storytelling, Doolin Writers Weekend
  • March 10th, ‘New Voices’ at Mountains to Sea festival, details TBC
  • March 20th, The Book of Learning House, Part of St Patrick’s Festival Big Day Out (photos here!)
  • April 23rd: World Book Festival, Cork (event for adults) The Constant Reader: Agents, authors and publishers (FREE but booking essential)
    *10-11.30am – Agent Panel: Simon Trewin (WME) & Polly Nolan (The Greenhouse Literary Agency)  Chair, Vanessa O’Loughlin
    *12-1.00pm – Author panel: Hazel Gaynor, Alana Kirk & Elizabeth Murray, Chair M. Malone
    *2-4.30pm – Getting published: Vanessa O’Loughlin
  • Saturday, May 7th, 2.15-3.15pm, Waterford Writers WeekendThe Magical World of Books & Storytelling (a workshop for 8-12 year olds)
  • Saturday, May 28th, 10.30 – 11.30am, Wexford Literary Festival, Children’s Workshop – Time Travel Through Ireland aimed at ages 9 years old +
  • Saturday, May 28th, 2.00 – 3.00pm,  Wexford Literary Festival, Author Panel Discussion – YA/Children’s Fiction with Claire Hennessy& Ruth Frances Long
  • June 17th to 20th: Belfast Book Festival, multiple events including Day in the Life of an Author (schools), young storytelling (family fun day), reading and meet the auhtor (Eason’s).
  • June 23rd, Waterstone’s Cork, two school events
  • July 20th, 10am West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry; The Magical World of Books & Storytelling writing workshop
  • July 20th, 3pm,West Cork Literary Festival,, Joint Reading with Alan Early
  • July 21st, 10amWest Cork Literary FestivalA day in the Life of an author with Alan Early (aged 12-16 yrs)
  • October – 28 Children’s Festival  events in Irish libraries (check your local library for details)
  • October 9th – 2-3pm, Ryedale Book Festival, Caramel Hearts & ‘shakes!

2015 Events Archive

  • August 26th, 7pm – Radio interview: Artyfacts, with Brenda Drumm
  • September 12th, 1.45-2.30pm – New Voices at CBI Conference, Smithfield Cinema, Dublin
  • September 15th, 6.30pm – The Book of Learning, Dublin launch, gutterbookshop
  • September 26th, 6pm – The Book of Learning Cork launch, Whyte Books, Schull
  • October 1st, Children’s Book Festival, Bantry Library 10.30am
  • October 1st, Children’s Book Festival, Castletownbere Library, 1.30pm
  • October 2nd, Children’s Book Festival, Skibbereen Library, 10.30am
  • October 2nd, Children’s Book Festival, Schull Library, 1.30pm
  • October 3rd, 5.45-6.15pm, Ireland’s first YAieday
  • October 22nd, Children’s Book Festival, Dunmanway library, 10.30am
  • October 22nd, Children’s Book Festival, Clonakilty library, 1.30pm
  • October 29th, Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Literary Fright Fest, Workshop for 11-14 years, Time TBC
  • November 12th, 10.30am – ‘The Magical World of Senses & Storytelling’ school event at Dublin Book Festival
  • Dec 10th, Schull Community College, Girl Guides events, details TBC



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