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Megan Wynne - Director and Teacher

About Megan

Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher, registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland. No. 196446. She loves encouraging children to write fantastical stories of their own making.

In 2007 she founded her creative writing school around a kitchen table in the Skerries Bookshop. Much to her delight students returned term after term and she watched them blossom into happy and confident writers. Hundreds of students attend courses every year and Megan has trained two teachers in her methods.

The key to her approach is to aim high and inspire.  She believes there is no limit to a child's ability to learn.  She makes students feel loved, safe and confident. After that learning is easy!
Every year Megan and her team publish a book of students' stories.

Megan's Writing

Megan began writing novels in 2001. Her aim was to be published within ten years. This didn’t happen. She received hundreds of rejections her first three novels and was close to giving up when she turned her hand to writing for children. Much to her surprise a publishing deal finally arrived and in 2019 The House on Hawthorn Road (for readers aged from 9 – 99 yrs!) was published by The O’Brien Press.

It had taken Megan fifteen years to secure a publishing deal but when she finally held her book in her hand, it was worth all the effort. If anyone needs any tips on resilience in the face of failure, you know who to ask. Megan is quite happy to give lectures on the topic!


Students' Success

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.
Megan is a registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Oona Roycroft - Teacher, Editor & Administrator

About Oona

Oona Roycroft is a writer and qualified English Language teacher. She joined Megan Wynne’s Creative Writing school in 2016. Since then she has successfully trained in Megan's teaching methodologies and now, like Megan, teaches creative writing classes, workshops and camps. Every year she edits the students' collection of stories every and she 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 graduated with distinction from 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. 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.


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