Rob Peacock Visits the SCBWI Midlands Social (January 2019)^M

-Posted on: February 10, 2019


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Written by Eileen Moynihan

On Saturday January 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we gathered in the Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre for the SCBWI Midlands Winter Social. Our special guest was author/illustrator Robert (Rob) Peacock.

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Midlands Social (October 2018)^M

-Posted on: October 23, 2018


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Written by Eileen Moynihan

On the morning of Saturday, October 6, we had a very enjoyable social with our special guest, illustrator & author, Eva Byrne. Over coffee/tea and buns, Eva asked what some of us were working on and …



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Back to SCBWI…in Waterford^M

-Posted on: October 14, 2018


Written by Martin Fahy, volunteer social liaison, founder of Southpaw in Waterford

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The first SCBWI social of Autumn in the southeast was a small gathering but nonetheless was very entertaining and informative. We chatted about how to choose your age …



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Autumn 2018: Featured Member – Liz Weir^M

-Posted on: September 27, 2018


Written by Colleen Jones, Regional Advisor

Our featured SCBWI Ireland member for Autumn 2018 is storyteller and writer Liz Weir.

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Photo: Liz Weir (taken by Winfried Dulisch)

Liz Weir is the author of two collections of stories for The O’Brien …



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Midlands Social (July 2018)^M

-Posted on: August 13, 2018


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Written by Eileen Moynihan

On Saturday 28th July, the SCBWI Midlands Summer Social took place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre in County Longford. Eileen Moynihan was the host and organizer, and …



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Belfast Social (June 2018)^M

-Posted on: August 7, 2018


Written by Vicky McFarland

Every other month, in a quiet corner of the Linenhall Library Café in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a little group of writers for young adults and children meet to talk all things writerly and generally support each …



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Summer 2018 Featured Member: Illustrator Eva Byrne^M

-Posted on: June 24, 2018


Written by Colleen Jones, Regional Advisor

Find out more about our summer featured member, Eva Byrne, Sligo-based illustrator of the picture book Princesses Wear Pants (Abrams), co-authored by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim, and how she has branched out from …



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Australian Visitor Cathy Levett!^M

-Posted on: June 19, 2018


Cathy Levett, who is a member of SCBWI Australia West, is the writer of Westy the Western Swamp Tortoise, a creative non-fiction book for children about an endangered reptile native to her local area. Cathy was in Ireland …



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Midlands Social (April 2018)^M

-Posted on: May 15, 2018


By volunteer social liaison Eileen Moynihan

On Saturday April 28th, 2018, the SCBWI Ireland Midlands Spring Social took place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre, Ardagh, Co. Longford. The theme for the day …



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Winter 2018 Featured Member: Betsy Cornwell^M

-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 …



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