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Looking Ahead To September: Monster Book Events By The Seaside

bksThe DLR Mountains to Sea Book Festival is one of my favourite literary events on the calendar as it usually has a good range of events for both children and adults. I spotted a flyer for the schools’ events part of the festival, for which booking opens this week. Event organisers Tom Donegan and Sarah Webb have been hard at work since as far back as last year putting together the Family and Schools’ Events Programme. The cost per pupil for the theatre events has been held at €3 which is remarkably good value for an entertaining and educational hour with a favourite writer.

 Several fantastic kids’ authors and illustrators feature in the schools line-up for both the primary and secondary age groups. The festival has built up a good track record for school events and this year the flag is kept flying by appearances from Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey, Patrick Ness and Liz Pichon to name but three. The Patrick Ness event is particularly interesting as it is a Teen Curator Event involving participants from Newpark Comprehensive School. They will interview the author in County Hall, Dún Laoghaire in front of an audience, which is a brilliant opportunity for Ness’s readers. Continue reading

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