All the latest Little Island events!
Little Island's US Author Tour
Little Island's US author tour is made possible by generous funding from Culture Ireland.
Little Island visit Boston Bookstores
Authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, Sam Thompson and Publisher Matthew Parkinson-Bennett visit Boston bookstores, including Belmont Books and Porter Square Books.
When: Monday 25th September
Where: Belmont Books, 79 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478, and Porter Square Books, 50 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210, United States
Up Close & Personal On Irish Children's Writing Of Today
Meet Irish authors who believe that “books create waves” and have the power to make a sea-change in young minds.
Authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, and Sam Thompson, along with Publisher Matthew-Parkinson Bennett, will talk all things Irish children's books over delicious Irish scones.
When: Monday 25th September, 12.30pm
Where: The Irish Cultural Centre, MacPhaidin Library - Stonehill College
320 Washington Street Easton, MA 02357 United States
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Deirdre Sullivan address Harvard class on Adaptation: The Art of Retelling
In this very special private event for Professor Wilson's class, Deirdre Sullivan will talk about her retelling of beloved Irish fairytale The Children of Lir, Savage Her Reply.
When: Monday September 25th, 3pm
Where: Harvard University
Framingham State: Arts and Idea Series: A conversation with Patricia Forde, Sam Thompson, Siobhán Parkinson and Matthew Parkinson Bennett
When: Monday September 25th, 4.30pm
Where: Framingham State University
Publisher Visit: Little Island Books meet with Charlesbridge Publishing
When: Tuesday September 26th, 10am
Where: Charlesbridge Publishing
What: Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan and Sam Thompson visit Harvard Bookstore
When: Tuesday September 26th, morning
Where: Harvard Bookstore
Publishing and writing as career paths
Little Island authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, and Sam Thompson, and Publisher Matthew Parkinson-Bennett, give a talk on literary careers to Harvard students
When: Tuesday September 26th, 12.30pm
Where: Harvard University
A special evening of readings and networking at the Boston Irish Consulate
Join Little Island authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, and Sam Thompson, Little Island Publisher Matthew Parkinson-Bennett, and Editor Siobhán Parkinson
Tuesday September 26th, 6pm
Where: The Irish Consulate in Boston
Writing Speculative Fiction for Children Master Class with Laureate na nÓg, Ireland's Children's Literature Laureate, Patricia Forde
Join author Patricia Forde as she shares insight from writing her latest book, The Girl who Fell to Earth, and provides tips on how to write your own piece of speculative fiction/dystopian fiction.
The workshop will consider the challenges of worldbuilding, the capacity of dystopian fiction to frighten and warn, and how history can play a part in writing about the future.
Trish can address any part of the process, from setting up the rules of an imagined society to blending fantasy and reality to exploring real issues through a fictional lens.
When: Wednesday 27th September, 7pm
Where: Irish Arts Centre,726 11th Avenue in NYC, between 51st and 52nd Streets
Price: $56 general / $46 members (inclusive of $6 service fee)
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When: Thursday 28th September,10.30am
Between the Lines: Little Island Books
3 Award-winning authors in conversation children's and YA Literature
New York Irish Center presents a very special evening of celebration around US-launch of three new Irish children’s books: The Fox’s Tower by Sam Thompson, The Girl who Fell to Earth by Patricia Forde, and Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan. Join us for a beautiful night of readings and discussion of Irish children’s publishing.
When: Thursday 28th September, 7pm
Where: New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY 11101
Public readings and Q&A
Join authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan and Sam Thompson as they read from their latest Little Island Books, The Girl who Fell to Earth, Savage her Reply, and The Fox's Tower.
When: Friday 29th September, 3pm
Where: Rutgers Barnes & Noble
Step aboard the Rac-on-Tour with Little Island
Join authors Patricia Forde, Deirdre Sullivan, and Sam Thompson, and our Publisher Matthew Parkinson-Bennett, on the Rac-on-Tour! What is the Rac-on-Tour, you ask? It's a book mobile, book caravan and art installation. It's the Magic Schoolbus meets Howl's Moving Castle. It's a quirky and charming creative space where you will be treated to readings from the authors' latest Little Island Books, and a stirring chat about Irish children's book publishing.
When: Friday 29th September, 7pm
Where: Highland Park Farmer's Market lot at 212 Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, New Jersey