Summer 2018 Featured Member: Illustrator Eva Byrne

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 …

Australian Visitor Cathy Levett!

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 …

Midlands Social (April 2018)

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 …

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