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Denise Deegan
Storyteller, Teen Fiction Writer
Discussion with Writer, Reading and Q&A, Storytelling Workshop
Age Group
10 - 18
Works in English ONLY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings Only

Publications/ repertoire/
productions & background experience

Butterfly Novels, new teen series. First book, And By The Way, published by Hachette Ireland, Feb 2011. Second book, And For Your Information, September 2011.

Have run creative writing camps for adults (Listowel Writer's Week) and children.

Four adult novels:

Do You Want What I Want? (Penguin Ireland)

Love Comes Tumbling (Penguin Ireland)

Time in a Bottle  (Gill and Macmillan)

Turning Turtle  (Gill and Macmillan)

Session Details

I can run different types of session, depending on the school.

For Transition Year students (who have more time), I can run a type of book club, where the students read the book before I get there and can then ask me about plot, character, ideas, dialogue. This would be for smaller groups of maybe up to thirty.

For all classes I can run a storytelling workshop, where I excite students about story, encourage them to write, and through interaction, involvement and simple exercises get them to explore character, plot and using their senses. This is very popular.

Another alternative, is read and answer questions, to a larger group of up to 100. I believe that the students benefit much more from the first two options.

Age Group Details

I can work with children/teenagers from 10 years up.

Availability Details

Generally, I am flexible, though when writing, I will probably not visit more than one school a week, unless a school is very near me.

c/o Poetry Ireland, 32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
(01) 678 9022
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