24/08/2011 by Aoife Murray · No Comments
The Mountains to Sea festival, which celebrates Dun Laoghaire's rich literary tradition and culture is fast approaching, with kick-off on September 1st. This year the line-up contains a vast array of fabulous events for families, children and school groups, check them out here: www.mountainstosea.ie
Two great school events have caught our eye and the good news is we have some tickets to give away! Choose the event you would most like to attend and email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 29th August to be in with a chance of winning!
Wednesday 7th September- Patrick Ness and Meg Rosoff in Conversation with Dr Pádraic Whyte
We have a set of class tickets (up to 30 students and 2 teachers) up for grabs for this event.
Mill Theatre, Dundrum 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age: 13+ (Senior School students)
Patrick Ness is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy for which he has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. His latest book is A Monster Calls.
Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Branford Boase Award. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal. Her new novel, There is No Dog has just been published.
Dr Pádraic Whyte is Lecturer in Children's Literature at Trinity College Dublin.
UPDATE: We have now given away all our tickets to the Darren Shane event!
Sunday 4th September- An Audience with Darren Shan – The King of Horror
We have just four individual tickets to give away for this event, so get emailing!
Pavilion Theatre 3pm to 4.30pm
Darren Shan is the world’s most popular horror writer for children. He was seventeen when he finished his first novel and has been writing like a demon ever since. He now writes two or three books every year and travels around the world, meeting his readers.
Shan’s books are on sale in every continent, in 39 countries, in 31 languages, and have been children’s bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and other countries and his books have sold close to 15 million copies worldwide.
The popular movie, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant was based on his Cirque Du Freak books.