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Name
Bob Burke
County
Limerick
Genre
Children's writer, Teen Fiction Writer
Sessions
Discussion with Writer, Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop
Age Group
9 - 18
Level
Primary, Post Primary
Availability
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons
Travel
Yes

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

The Third Pig Detective Agency, The Friday Project/Harper Collins, 2009.
The Ho Ho Ho Mystery, The Friday Project/Harper Collins, 2010
Winner of Eilis Dillon Award for Best First Novel at 2010 Bisto/CBI Children’s Book Awards
Shortlisted for Book of the Year at 2010 Bisto/CBI Children’s Book Awards.

Session Details

Creative Writing Workshops that discuss where ideas come from, how stories are structured and the importance of characters, plot and conflict. Sessions include writing exercises that are both fun and relevant to the discussion.

Reading/Q&A: I talk about my background, how I came to write and how my stories developed, followed by a reading from one of the books and an open Q&A session

Age Group Details

The Third Pig series is aimed at readers from 4th Class upwards so preference is 9+. I have no issue with group size as long as everyone can be accommodated comfortably.

Availability Details

Generally available and location isnít an issue if reasonable advance notice is provided.

Address
c/o Poetry Ireland, 32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Telephone
(01) 678 9022
Email
bobburke.mail@gmail.com
Website
nothingist.blogspot.com
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