Past Projects

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  • Stories Told By Heart, a YouTube channel of stories told with librarian-storytellers from University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 
  • International Research Society for Children’s Literature Congress, Stockholm 2019. “I’m Gonna Tell”, a paper as part of a panel of writers and academics represent children’s books in Ireland
  • Our Place: Poetry Ireland and Arts Council N. Ireland Writers-in-Schools Residency. A creative writing residency with the P5 class at St Colmcille Primary School, Ballymena.
  • ELSA Teacher Training Day.  Workshops for the English Language Schools Assocation, Paris Teacher Training Day.
  • Poetry by Heart, Paris.  Adjudicator for high students’ poetry recitation competition, for students from state, independent, and international bilingual schools in Pars and France.
  • ECIS Triennual School Libary Conference. Chennai, India  Presented a paper and workshop on the positive effects on of frequent, regular story listening experiences in early childhood, when the story times are led by classroom teachers and school librarians.
  • International Children’s Book Festival of Bologna IBBY Ireland Event  Joint presentation with Jane O’Hanlon, president of IBBY Ireland and director of the Education Programme at Poetry Ireland: a talk and discussion on the importance of storytelilng in education and how it fits into the PI WiS philosophym, strategy and practice.
  • IBBY CONGRESS Athens, Greece  I presented “Three Jacks and a Queen” a paper analysing 4 Canadian picture books based on traditional Newfoundland Jack Tales, the books are by Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji
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