Events - Archive: May 2016

14 May
Talk: Writing for Children – Writing for Grown Ups

We are delighted to host Bealtaine as they present a conversation and reading event for grandparents and their grandchildren with Marita Conlon McKenna and Sarah Webb.

21 May
You are an Artist with Marta Altés

Learn how to create your own art that helps to tell a story in this interactive workshop for young children led by prizewinning artist and writer Marta Altés.

21 May
Heroes and Monsters with Dave Rudden

Every great fantasy story starts somewhere, but where, and how, do you begin? Learn how to create your own fantasy world, from inventing heroes and villains to shaping your characters and plot.

21 May
Chaos Descends with Shane Hegarty

Chaos Descends at the Ark! Join Shane Hegarty for a hilarious rollercoaster ride through the third book in the monstrously funny and action-packed Darkmouth series.

21 May
Baby Aliens and Spies with Pamela Butchart

Baby aliens, vampire rat teachers and spies – primary school is an interesting place! Especially if you’re Blue Peter Book Award-winning author Pamela Butchart.

22 May
Book Clinic: Meet the Book and Doodle Doctors

Are you a young reader? Do your bookshelves need perking up? Don’t worry – the Book Doctors are back!

22 May
The Magic Bookshop

Welcome to The Magic Bookshop: a treasure trove of wonders where second-hand books flock together and their stories leap from the pages!

22 May
Animal Crackers! With Sarah Webb & Alan Nolan

Are you wild about wildebeest? Crazy about crocodiles? Barmy about bears? Alan Nolan and Sarah Webb know all about that: they’re Animal Crackers. Join them for an interactive mash-up of crazy animal facts, drawing and book fun.

24 May
Schools: Frances Hardinge - The Lie Tree

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the finest children’s authors writing today - Frances Hardinge. Part of the International Literature Festival Dublin 2016

25 May
Schools: Joseph Coelho - Werewolf Club Rules

Performance poet Joseph Coelho brings his award-winning poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules off the page with this wonderful interactive performance that will make you wild about writing.