Children’s book festival draws top authors to Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Author Darren Shan will read from his latest work in the children's book festival, organised by Maeve Tynan, below
A TREASURE trove of high profile authors will read from their work in Limerick as part of the ongoing Bualadh Bos children’s festival.

A TREASURE trove of high profile authors will read from their work in Limerick as part of the ongoing Bualadh Bos children’s festival.

The book festival forms a significant part of the Lime Tree run children’s programme, taking place for the month in the city.

Voracious readers and future authors alike will have the chance to meet and learn from some great writers.

“We are delighted with the line-up, some really nice visiting speakers and we are trying to showcase a lot of the local talent as well, so it is great,” said festival organiser Maeve Tynan - a published author herself.

“It has been great to focus on local writers but also have great guest speakers,” added Maeve of the festival, which has City of Culture backing.

Local authors Judi Curtin and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald will talk about their latest novels and what inspires their writing while Andy Stanton, the mad-cap author of the Mr Gum series, will fly in from London.

Creative youngsters shouldn’t miss out on The Ideas Shop, an interactive event presented by the ever popular Sarah Webb and Oisin McGann. A double bill of talks on horror and the supernatural aimed at a young adult audience will take place on Halloween, with master of horror Darren Shan reading from his latest novel Zom-B and fantasy author Celine Kiernan - author of ghost story Into the Grey - reading from her work.

See www.limetreetheatre.ie for full details.

- See this weekend’s Limerick Leader for an interview with author Darren Shan