Eight week residency in a Dublin school

Date: 14 Mar 2013 by Support
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Children are given a real chance to participate in developing their own stories and illustrations.

Oisín Mc Gann, author/illustrator of the very successful Mad Grandad books for newly independent readers, has been working with children in a north inner city school. The eight-week residency, part-funded by Poetry Ireland under the Writers in Schools scheme, gave the children the opportunity to participate actively in the planning and development of their own stories and illustrations, with practical advice, help and encouragement from Oisín. The stories and illustrations were exhibited in Dublin's Central Library in mid-April. Visitors to the library, including storytellers from America, got a chance to read the work.

For details on how to apply for a author visit to your school, contact Jane O'Hanlon, Education Officer, Poetry Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 or tel 01-478 9974