Director and Teacher
Megan is a registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland.
Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher. She has taught at secondary and primary level. She has also worked as a supervisor of trainee teachers in university. She is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland. No. 196446
In 2007 Megan founded her creative school to combine her love of writing and teaching. Her aim is to inspire and build confidence in children. Her students have achieved remarkable success in school and in national writing competitions (see below). Every year she publishes a book of their stories to be sold in aid of charity.
Megan’s first novel (for readers aged 10+) will be published in autumn 2019 by The O’Brien Press. She has been represented by literary agencies both in London and in Dublin. She is now working on a novel for young adults with a working title ‘The Choice.’
Megan has had short stories published in Irish magazines and come runner up in the RTE/Penguin Ireland Inaugural Short Story Writing Competition, the From the Well, Short Story Competition (run by the Cork County Council Arts Office), Ireland’s Own Writing Competition and Listowel Writers’ Week Originals, Short Story Competition.
An increasing number of Megan’s students have been short listed and won national writing competitions: most recently Listowel Writers’ Week Short Story Competition for Youth (under 9 & under 12) 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, the Cúirt New Writers Award for Youth 2015, the RTE Guide/ Puffin Short Story competition 2015, and The Dalkey Festival Four Forty Competition for children aged 9 -11 years 2013.
Assistant Teacher, Editor & Administrator
Oona Roycroft is a writer and qualified English Language teacher. She joined Megan Wynne’s Creative Writing school in 2016. She assists in the classroom, and teaches classes when Megan in absent. She takes care of the children during the breaks on summer camps/ workshops and is also responsible for bookings.
Oona writes short stories, contributes a regular piece for local paper, Skerries News and is working on her first children’s novel. In 2017 she completed the University of Maynooth Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication.
She has worked extensively with children with special educational needs (2006 FETAC Level 5 qualification in Special Needs Assistant Training).
She also works as an editor for local history publications, and co-edited ‘Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover’ in 2017. She has a degree in Philosophy and Psychology and, having a fascination with history, worked for many years as an archaeologist in England and Italy. Oona is passionate about writing, children’s literature and encouraging children to be the best writers they can be.