Events

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.

It’s winding down now event-wise, but if you want to come and see me, this is where I’ll be in the second half of 2018…

  • August 23rd Online facebook chat (adults – info TBC), #IndulgeInWriting
  • October 2nd Things That Go Bump in the Night with Caroline Busher, Wexford,
  • October (several) Children’s Book Festival in libraries around Ireland – Monaghan, Cork City, Cork County. Waterford, Wexford.
  • October 16th Bookville Festival, Kilkenny (schools),
  • November 3rd Announcing the results of the Children’s Book Trailer Competition, followed by Secret Life of Authors discussion with Caroline Busher, Wexford Literary Festival

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?

2018 Events Archive

  • Feb, Doolin Writers Weekend
  • Feb to April – READ ON, teen creative writing workshops, Dunmanway
  • Feb 15 Launch of The Book of Revenge, Dubray Grafton St
  • Feb 26 The Biggest Book Show, Liberty Hall, Dublin
  • Feb 28 Durban Grafton Street
  • March 1 Hodges Figgis
  • March 27 to April 17 Writer in Residence, La Muse, France
  • April 25 Write Your Novel & LGBTQ in YA Books (2 sessions), Cork City Library
  • May 2 Aspirational author talk, Waterstones, Cork
  • May 3 Aspirational author talk, Liberty Hall, Dublin, Mayfest
  • May 24 reading (adult audience) Schull bookshop, west cork, Fastnet Short Film Festival
  • May 25 Writer Secrets panel discussion, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin International Literary Festival
  • May 25 Film introduction, IFI, Dublin International Literary Festival
  • May (several) Dunmanway Drama Group for teens
  • June (several) Sam’s The Man Dunmanway Theatre Group
  • June 23 Enniscorthy Library
  • June 24 Hinterland Festival Kells
  • June 26-July 3 Writer in residence, Greenwood Arts, Cork
  • July 15 The Book of Revenge West Cork Revealed talk at West Cork Literary Festival
  • July 16-20 Words Allowed with Dave Lordan, West Cork Literary Festival
  • July 19 panel discussion, West Cork Literary Festival

2017 Events Archive

  • 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

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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