Thundering, I saw this morning and thought of you! I don't know if you can make it, but it looks like it could be really good! (Wish I could go . . .):
Irish PEN presents:
‘Publishing Books for Children’
An evening of Insights into Literature for Little people with
Paddy O’Doherty, Siobhan Parkinson, Svetlana Pironko, Sarah Webb.
WHEN: 8.00pm. Thursday October 8th 2009
WHERE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street , Dublin 2.
COST: €3 members, €5 non-members.
Booking essential as places are limited.
, phone: 087 966 0770.
Paddy O’’Doherty is the newly appointed Editor of Puffin Ireland and has a wealth of experience in children’s literature, having worked with Children’s Books Ireland for many years, and acted as Administrator on the Bisto Awards, Ireland’s foremost children’s book awards. She holds a Masters in Children’s Literature and prior to taking up her appointment with Puffin, edited BookFest 2009.
Siobhan Parkinson has written about twenty books for children. She is Commissioning Editor of a new children’s imprint, Little Island, part of New Island Books. Little Island will be publishing new books for children (9+) and for younger teenagers (12-15), with a particular focus on quality fiction by Irish writers, alongside a small list of books in translation. Find out more on www.siobhanparkinson.com
Svetlana Pironko is an experienced international agent and director of Author Rights Agency Ltd, which effectively creates a literary bridge between the USA and Europe . Based in Dublin and Paris , this agency has well-established connections throughout the world and Svetlana has direct experience of working with all players in the writing process, as well as selling rights all over the world.
Sarah Webb worked as a children’s bookseller, marketing manager and buyer for many years before becoming a full-time writer. To date, she has written or edited twenty-three books. Her latest adult novel Anything for Love and her latest book for young teenagers is Amy Green, Teen Agony Queen. She has an early reader coming out next year with O’Brien Press. Sarah is also the children’s reviewer for the Irish Independent. Find out more on www.sarahwebb.ie
NOTE TO EDITOR
Irish PEN is affiliated to International PEN, a worldwide association of writers with over 140 branches in 90 countries. PEN stands for poets, playwrights, editors, essayists and novelists. The organisation exists to promote friendship, freedom of expression, international goodwill and intellectual co-operation between writers from a variety of mediums.
Monthly meetings take place in the heart of Georgian Dublin at The United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street , Dublin 2. Annual membership costs €40 a year, or €30 for associate members. An application form for membership can be downloaded from www.irishpen.com