Bring the kids along to our Story Yurt and join in as some of Ireland’s best loved writers and illustrators as they weave stories and you create fun stuff!
2.30pm - 3.00pm / Age 4+
Family Story and Art Workshop with Ashwin Chacko.
Join Ashwin for this live creative art and story workshop based around his book What Wondrous Shapes We Are.
Ashwin will talk about his work as an illustrator and designer and share his book with you.
He will then show you how to create your own characters and animals from shapes.
After you have created your own characters, Ashwin will answer your questions about his book and about his work as a designer and illustrator.
3.30pm - 4.30pm / Age 7+
Family Story and Draw Along with Alan Nolan.
Did you know that Dracula was a Dubliner? Or that Christ Church Cathedral Crypt is the home to a mummified cat and rat called Tom and Jerry?
Join author Alan Nolan as tells you all about Darling Dublin's kookiest characters and nuttiest neighbourhoods, play along with the Dublin-Did-You-Know quiz, and learn how to draw Luckless Luke, the Pirate Captain from Dublin!
Illustrator, designer, hand-letterer and writer living and working in Dublin. He has worked for Nike, Vans and even Tayto Park! He likes to describe his work as positively playful.
Author and illustrator of Fintan's Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Sam Hannigan series, and is the illustrator of the popular Gordon's Game books written by Gordon D'Arcy and Paul Howard. Alan's latest books, Sam Hannigan and the Last Dodo, and Animal Crackers (with Sarah Webb) are both out now, and his forthcoming historical novel, The Sackville Street Spooks, is out in the autumn from The O’Brien Press.