A very nice fellow artist named Robert Nesbitt, who lives in Wales and has a blog called Doodlums, happened to find me via search and we had a laugh about the similarity of our blog names. He covers many arts and illustration topics on his site and profiles illustrators, and he kindly offered to do a writeup of me.
I can’t turn down on opportunity for international exposure, so I took him up on it. The result is a profile of me with a UK flair–how cool is that? He was really nice to post some of my illustrations, book covers, and photos. So if you feel like seeing a bit about me from a new perspective, here’s the article, and check out his blog, too!
Reposting this. Always great to see international children’s books.
Award-winning Irish children’s book authors in all-day festival of children’s literature at the Irish Arts Center on Sunday, October 4, 11am until 4PM. Great Sunday activity for kids and parents.
Highlight: At 3 pm, Louise O’Neill reads from her acclaimed YA book Only Ever Yours, which will be adapted for film with the production company Killer Content. After her reading, Louise will be joined in conversation with Hunger Games actress and activist Jacqueline “Jackie” Emerson to discuss her book and the issues surrounding women and body image.
INTRODUCING IRISH ARTS CENTER’S
FIRST-EVER FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
in Honor of CBI Book of the Year Award
October 4, 2015 11 am – 4 pm
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award,Irish Arts Center introduces its first-ever festival celebrating Irish children’s literature!
The very best Irish children’s writers recognized at the leading book awards in Ireland—CBI Book of the Year Awards—join us at our inaugural Rí Rá Festival of Children’s Literature. Bringing children and families together to creatively engage with literature, the festival encourages readers tall and small to discover new books at our readings, talk with those who create them, and share their love for reading. Stay all day, or pop in to play at one of our many free events for kids, teens, and adults.
Rí Rá, Irish Gaelic for “ruckus” or “mayhem,” is the perfect word to describe this one-day extravaganza of Irish children’s literature.
Authors include Áine Ní Ghlinn, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Haughton, Louise O’Neill, Gabriel Rosenstock, and Eoin Colfer (Children’s Laureate of Ireland).
Sunday, October 4, 2015
11 am – 4 pm
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019
$5 per person for individual events: Oliver Jeffers (11 am,) Chris Haughton (12 pm,) Gabriel Rosenstock (1 pm,) Aine Ní Ghlinn (2 pm,) and Louise O’Neill (3 pm)
Festival Pass $15 (+ 20% off books)
$50 Festival Family Pass
(2 adults + 2 kids OR 1 adult + 3 kids + 20% off books)
FREE for Junior Joyce & Family Circle Members