WIS Database of Writers
- June Considine
- Novelist, Children's writer
- Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop
- Age Group
- 4 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
productions & background experience
Short stories published nationally and internationally in a number of anthologies for adults and teenagers.
Adult Novels include: When the Bough Breaks
(2002, New Island), Deceptions (2004, New Island), In Search of John: The Abbeylara Story of Depression, Loss and a Sister’s Quest for Justice (written in collaboration with Marie Carthy, 2007, Hodder Headline Ireland).
View Sample of Work
A session with a large group of pupils usually runs from forty to fifty minutes and deals with the transformation of an initial idea into a story. The session includes readings from my own work to demonstrate how this can be achieved and ends with Questions and Answers. Iím also interested in conducting creative writing workshops with smaller groups of older students which will concentrate on structuring a novel, focusing on plot development, dialogue, narrative, time span and location.
Age Group Details
The Luvender trilogy slots into the fantasy genre and is aimed at the 8 to 12 age group. The Beachwood books were written for pre-teens and deal with popular issues. View from a Blind Bridge and The Glass Triangle are set in a modern urban environment and aimed at pre and early teens. My teenage short stories are suitable for teenagers Ėand my adult novels can be read to young adults aged sixteen upwards.
I'm available during weekdays & have my own transport.
- 9 Chalfont Park, Malahide, Co. Dublin
- (01) 845 1747