Cathy Hopkins and Jenny Valentine were excellent on Monday night in Pearse Street. They both shed considerable light on their own journeys as authors and how they both found a voice writing for young adults and teenagers. Sarah Webb has some great notes from the session here. Cathy also appeared with Oisin McGann on The Arts Show on RTE radio 1 on monday evening. You can listen back here -
A reminder for everyone that Joe Craig is speaking in Cork Libraries this evening -
Author of the popular Jimmy Coates series Joe Craig will be visiting Cork city libraries to advise parents and teachers on ways to encourage boys to read books. Joe believes that as much emphasis should be placed on when boys read as what they are reading. Joe will recommend ways to embed books into a routine.
Cork City Libaries, Grand Parade, 7.30pm – All welcome and admission free http://www.corkcitylibraries.ie
VHG will be there with matchsticks propping my eyes open!