Taking It Further: Writing Workshop with Sheena Wilkinson

Sheena Wilkinson

The lovely folk over at SCBWI Ireland have organised “Taking it Further”, a writing workshop with our award-winning writer and SCBWI member Sheena Wilkinson. They say: ‘Wherever you are with your writing project—twinkle in the eye, s****y first draft, polished masterpiece, or anything in between—you’ll be further on after this workshop. Sheena will take you Continue Reading →

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Make ‘em Laugh! Children’s Comedy Festival at Waterstones Piccadilly with Christine Hamill

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We’re havin’ a laugh at Waterstones Piccadilly on the 14th July for all the young readers in London! Check out the details and book your FREE place while you can. You’ll have a chance to meet our brilliant Christine Hamill, as well as other funny author Steve Cole, Arabella Weir, Mark Lowery, Matt Brown and Continue Reading →

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Deirdre Sullivan, Anna Seidl and Juno Dawson at the International Literature Festival

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We are VERY excited to tell you that two of our brilliant authors – Deirdre Sullivan and Anna Seidl – will be appearing at the International Literature Festival Dublin alongside Juno Dawson. This event, chaired by Claire Hennessy, brings together three authors whose YA fiction is not afraid to explore dark and dangerous material. Anna Continue Reading →

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Children & the Irish Revolution Symposium

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We’re proud to announce that Little Island are teaming up with St Patrick’s College Drumcondra for a one-day symposium on Children and the Irish Revolution. This multidisciplinary symposium will explore children’s engagement with the Irish Revolution and the 1916 Rising from the perspectives of history, literature, and education, and would be of great interest to Continue Reading →

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‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert!’ – the British Fantasy Society on Good Red Herring

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If ever there was a superbly-written review of a superbly-written book, this is it. Nigel Robert Wilson has just reviewed the brilliant Good Red Herring for the British Fantasy Society, and he found more than a little to love. ‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert! Chaotic, powerfully creative, wonderful, whilst utterly exasperating at times, Continue Reading →

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