April 7th: Launch of The Forever Court w/ Eoin Colfer – downstairs in Easons on O’Connell Street @6.30
IT’S HERE. More Knights, more Tenebrous, more peril, more frowns, giant women made out of barbed wire, the single stupidest joke I’ve ever made and several very real chances of death. The Forever Court will be launched by former Irish Children’s Laureate, leprechaun-wrangler and genuine Iron Man Eoin Colfer, and there will be readings, sweets, signings and I’m going to try and make a speech that makes sense. Children of all ages very welcome.
April 15th – 20th: UK Tour
- Carshalton Boys’ Sport’s College
- Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical College
- Ravens’ Wood School
- LVS Ascot School
(I will be running around London and the surrounds all week so if you’d
April 21st – 28th: Canadian Tour w/ Deirdre Sullivan, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick & Oisin McCann, in association with CBI
- Sat 22nd – KidsFest/FestiJeunesse, Moncton Public Library
- Sun 23rd – Readings @ Tidewater Books, Sackville NB
- Mon 24th – Writers in Schools, Moncton/Montreal
- Tues 25th – Blue Met Festival, Montreal
- Wed 26th – Concordia University
- Thurs 27th – Ottawa International Writers’ Festival
(Details on exact events will be available soon!)
April 29th – Cúirt Writers’ Festival, Galway
- Cúirt Labs – Workshops for Young Writers (book here)
- Panel w/ Claire Hennessy & Shirley Anne McMillan (book here)
(Buying a ticket for the workshop gets you free access to the reading, and if you check out Cúirt’s FB page here they are currently running a competition for free tickets and books!
May 2nd – Colaiste Luimnigh, Limerick
May 5th – Clones & Monaghan Libraries
May 10 – 12th – The Forever Court Audiobook Recording in London
(Okay technically you’re not invited to this – it’s a really small booth – but I’ll be in London for the above dates and if you’re a bookshop or venue that’s looking to have an event, let me know!)
May 24th – The Forever Court Comes Home!
Details are still being finalised on this, but we will having a huge, free event at home in Ballyconnell for the launch of The Forever Court! There will be food, and signings, and books for sale, and me telling ridiculous jokes. It’ll be great. All welcome!
May 25th – Belfast (details TBC)
May 27th – LEMUEL GULLIVER, ADVENTURER EXTRAORDINAIRE
I have been keeping quiet about this (well, as quiet as I stay about anything) but the International Literature Festival Dublin have commissioned me to write a musical retelling of Gulliver’s trip to Lilliput with none other than moustachioed musical maestro Jerry Fish. This is a show for the whole family – with songs, audience participation and the real story of what happened with the shortest war in history. It’s going to be ridiculous. Learn more here!