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Children & YA 2021

Easily find events in our Children and Young Adults festival here.

With our Literary Festival spread across several months (and more to come!), for your convenience, we’ve added a Booking Available page with just the events that are currently available to book.

You can opt to view our Full Programme, Personal Development events, Children & YA festival and listings by Writer and by Type of event, by selecting the relevant links below. You can also Meet our Writers here.

Past Events

Saturday 30 January 2021

Start Your Story

A Beginner's Guide to Writing and Illustrating for Children
Date 30 January 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €25
Friday 2 July 2021

Why the Moon Travels – Oein DeBhairduin

Date 2 July 2021
Location Online
Admission Free
Thursday 8 July 2021

Diversity in Children's and YA Literature

With Children's Books Ireland and Knights Of
Date 8 July 2021
Time 7:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free
Friday 9 July 2021

Picture This with Children's Books Ireland

Everything You Need to Know About Writing and Illustrating Picturebooks
Date 9 July 2021
Time 10:25 am
Location Zoom
Admission €25
Saturday 10 July 2021

The Book Clinic

Children's Books Ireland. Ages 0 - 17
Date 10 July 2021
Time 12:00 pm
Location Zoom
Admission Free

Words Allowed: Teenage Writers workshop with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

Dates 11 June to 16 July 2021
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €120

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