We Are Hiring!

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We are seeking part-time temporary creative writing teacher (s) for Easter and summer camps, one day workshops and after school classes. The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications, skills and qualities: Trained teacher Published writer – short stories / articles / novels etc. Has a keen interest in children’s fiction Is passionate about inspiring children to use their imagination and reach their potential Loves reading fiction and …

Students Win Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Competitions!

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Wonderful news for my students from the Listowel Writers’ Week Writing competitions! I’m so proud and excited! Sadhbh Cushen has won joint second place in the nine years and under category. Sadhbh attends classes in Skerries and wrote a very funny story (told mostly through dialogue) about a child who doesn’t want to go to sleep. She shares this prize with Grace Lenny, who is doing an online writing course …

Summer Camps for Creative Kids!

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My summer camps are now booking! These courses are particularly suited to creative and imaginative children and teenagers. Here is a picture of a very happy bunch who attended a teen summer camp with me in Skerries Mills.   Each course runs for five days and each day we cover a main topic. For example the first day I may do a guided writing exercise to help the students understand …

Student Wins The Cuirt Young Writer’s Award 2015

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Whoopeeeee!! Sarah McKenna (age 13), student of my creative writing classes in Skerries, has won The Cúirt New Writing prize for Youth! Well done Sarah!!!! Sniff! Sniff! I’m so proud. Below is a picture of Sarah, when she came first in the literary competition for Youth with Listowel Writers’ Week last year. This girl is amazing! (as are my other students Sadhbh and Hannah who were shortlisted for The Cúirt …

A Wonderful Writing Week

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We had a very special time at Listowel Writers’ Week from 28th May – 1st June. I was lucky enough to spend time with one of my favourite writers, Douglas Kennedy. I learned a lot from him about writing and about life. My wonderful students Ciara Hogan and Sarah McKenna collected their prizes at the awards ceremony and saw their work published alongside top Irish writers Donal McCann, Deirdre Madden …

Listowel Writers’ Week

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Today I am heading down to Listowel in County Kerry to attend their national writing festival. Listowel is my absolute favourite writing festival in Ireland and I’m so excited to be teaching there for the firs time. Not only that, two of my students have won first prize in the writing for youth competitions, and I will be attending the awards ceremony with them this evening. I am also re-launching …

Summer Camp Discount!

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For the month of May I am offering a ten percent discount off places at my summer camps in Malahide, Skerries, Swords and Blackrock, County Dublin. There is only one week left in the month so if you’re interested in booking a place for your child, at a discounted price, get clicking!    www.meganwynne.com/shop/ So far Malahide leads the way as the most popular summer camp venue, which is a surprise …

Writing Students Win Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Competitons 2014 !

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I am delighted to announce that two of the children who attend my creative writing classes have won first place in the Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Writing competition for youth. This is a great honour and I am absolutely delighted for them. Sarah McKenna, who attends my writing classes in Skerries, has won first place in the under twelves category and Ciara Hogan, who attends my classes in Malahide, has …

Children’s Ireland Book Conference

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I was lucky enough to attend the Children’s Ireland Book Conference last weekend in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield. What a super cool venue! John Boyne (one of my heroes) was interviewed by Robert Dunbar, and afterwards I asked John a question. How did he come up with the idea of a boy who floats for his children’s novel ‘The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket.’ He said that …

Summer Camps are Booking!

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SUMMER CAMPS 2013!!! Below is a photo of blue sky and happy faces at last year’s creative writing camp in Skerries Mills. Here’s hoping that we have lovely sunshine in June, July and August. This year, I have lots of new dates and venues for summer camps and courses on both the North and Southside of Dublin. There are separate courses for teenagers, children and adults in Donabate, Skerries, Blackrock …