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!


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.)