Monday, October 09, 2006

Irish Children's Book Festival

Forgot to mention I am doing a few gigs for Children's Book Festival (while madly trying to finish the final edit of The Light-Bearer's Daughter). I really enjoy getting out to libraries and bookstores and meeting readers of all ages. Today I was at Hughes & Hughes Junior in the Stephens Green Shopping Centre in Dublin. Had two classes -- 5th and 6th years -- most of them taller than me! Great listeners and lots of questions. Ciara and Katrina were the organisers and they had chocolate for everyone, hurrah. Wednesday I am visiting libraries in Dunshaughlin (small town near Tara, mentioned in The Hunter's Moon) at 11:00 a.m. and Dunboyne at 1:00 p.m. Then Friday, I am giving a talk at Hughes & Hughes new flagship store in Dun Laoghaire at 11:00 a.m. So if you are in the area, drop by and say hello!

2 comments:

Laura said...

Glad to hear the meet and greets are going well! Hope you're not tiring yourself out with all this running around. How's the final edit going?

I hope they'll have chocolates for us when you come to Canada. Oh yes, university students may need the chocolate even more than children do ;).

OR Melling said...

Nearly there, thanks for asking! I'm on Chapter 43 of 46. Will be finished this weekend. (No hiking, no dancing, no fun, no life.) But I may have missed the deadline for bound galleys for NCTE in Pittsburgh. Drat. Still, I'm dancing as fast as I can. Will see about chocolate for Canadian appearances. (Posting schedule soon. Will be in Toronto, Cobourg, and Montreal.)