Children’s Literature Festival


Meet the Writer

Draiocht are delighted to be working with Children’s Books Ireland again this Season to bring the best in International Children’s writers to Dublin 15 to talk about their work and meet local young writers. In 2007 and 2008 so far local school children have met William Nicholson (author of Gladiator, The Golden Age, The Seeker Trilogy), Jon Berkeley (author of Tiger Eye and The Palace of Laughter) and Derek Landy (author of Skulduggery Pleasant).

Please check the website nearer to the time for confirmed details of Meet The Writer events, dates and times.


Family Poetry Workshop:-

For children aged 7-10 years and a parent. Try your hand at creative writing, led by Seamus Cashman. Seamus is a writer, editor and practitioner and has worked with Draíocht on many projects, including ‘Filíocht Ó Draíocht’ and ‘Tell Your Story’. He was the editor of the immensely popular and award winning book ‘Something Beginning With P’.
Places are limited so early booking advisable through


Date/Time :-  Sat urday 11 October   /   11am-1pm


Cost :-   €10 per child (1 adult free per child). All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a child.


Familyfun Tip :-   Book early


Illustration Workshop

Join Adrienne Geoghegan, children’s writer, artist and illustrator for an illustration workshop. Will take you through the process of creating in pictures what a writer has told you in words. You can illustrate a scene from your favourite book or poem, or even something you’ve written yourself. All materials will be provided. 


Date/Time :-   Saturday 25 October  /  12-2pm (Children aged 9-12 years) , 3-5pm  (Teenagers)


Cost :-  Cost €10 per child (1 adult free per child). 


See our list of Childrens Theatre on Now and Whats on for Kids this month.
Have a bite to eat at one of the recommended Child Friendly Restaurants before a show.