For over 20 years I have worked as a book events programmer, focusing on events for children, schools and families. I have also curated picturebook exhibitions such as A World of Colour featuring the work of Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton, which included events for families, children and adults and exhibition tours.
I am the Children's Literary Adviser to Listowel Writers’ Week, securing international writers for their festival, and for many years I was the Children's Curator of the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, bringing writers such as Judith Kerr, Patrick Ness and Chris Riddell to Dún Laoghaire. I am now the Family and Schools Programmer for ILFD, International Literature Festival Dublin.
I greatly enjoy this work and am always looking for new opportunities to bring exceptional children's writers and illustrators to Ireland. Do get in contact if you are interested in working with me.