Winter 2018 Featured Member: Betsy Cornwell

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Written by Colleen Jones, Regional Advisor

Our featured SCBWI Ireland member for winter 2018 is Galway-based writer Betsy Cornwell. Betsy is originally from the United States but lives in a cottage in east Galway and teaches at the National University …

SCBWI Ireland Midlands Social (January 2018)

Posted on: February 4, 2018

Written by Eileen Moynihan

On Saturday January, 20th, 2018, SCBWI Ireland volunteer Eileen Moynihan organized the Midlands Social at the Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre in Ardagh, County Longford. The themes for the session were “Christmas in children’s literature” and …

SCBWI Ireland Midlands Social (November 2017)

Posted on: December 1, 2017

by Eileen Moynihan

The late autumn SCBWI Irelands Midlands social took place on Saturday November 18, 2017 in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre and was organized and hosted by Eileen Moynihan. Special guest was award-winning writer Jane Mitchell, whose …

Fall 2017 Featured Member: Adrienne Geoghegan

Posted on: November 8, 2017

SCBWI Ireland is delighted to present an interview with our Fall Featured Member, illustrator and writer Adrienne Geoghegan.

Adrienne is well-known in the Irish illustration world because of her picture-book boot camps and illustration courses that she teaches every year. …

Grammatically speaking…

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Written by Fiona Griffin

For as long as I’ve been writing, around thirty years, the language of English has excited me. Although in the literary world many advise against using too many adjectives when expressing yourself, this is what has …

A Brief Trip to Revisionland

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Written by Fiona Griffin

After rifling through many writers’ handbooks, and more specifically the SCBWI Blueboard, it is apparent that many writers don’t find compiling the first draft of their story to be the most difficult part of the writing process.

Exploring the SCBWI Blueboard

Posted on: August 20, 2017

Written by Fiona Griffin

As mentioned in my first blog post, there are many advantages of posting in different sections of the SCBWI’s Blueboard forum. Illustrators, for example, have an Illustrating board of their own in Writing, Illustrating & Publishing

SCBWI Ireland Midlands Social (July 2017)

Posted on: July 31, 2017

By Eileen Moynihan

midlands social july 2017

Photo: (left to right) Ann Gerety Smyth, Eileen Moynihan, Paul Smyth (son of Ann), Dan Flynn, Majella Reid

The summer SCBWI Ireland Midlands Social took place on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 in the Ardagh Heritage …

Life on the SCBWI Blueboard: Frogs and Forums

Posted on: July 1, 2017

Written by Fiona Griffin

A peculiar title, you might ask, but I started writing in the early 80s, and since that little green frog puppet was the inspiration for much of my childhood writing, I deem it an appropriate introduction …

Summer 2017 Featured Member: Kieran Crowley

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Written by Colleen Jones, SCBWI Ireland Regional Advisor

Our featured SCBWI Ireland member for summer 2017 is Mallow-based writer Kieran Crowley. Kieran recently joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) but has participated in some of our …