Cork children get chance to meet literary heroes this month

As part of this year’s Children’s Book Festival, ten authors and illustrators are due to virtually visit over 50 primary schools across Cork.

Cork County Council’s Library and Art Services say while they are excited for the return of in-person events in November, the virtual approach ensures all students and teachers will have the opportunity to meet the writers and illustrators.

County Cork Author Micheál Lovett who is scheduled to hold four workshops, says he is excited to introduce the children to the magic of the imagined worlds in Cork.

The annual festival helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland. It forms part of the Right to Read initiative offered through all public libraries.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan welcomed the festival saying, “The Children’s Book Festival is always an exciting time of year, and this blended approach of online and in-person events ensures that pupils and their teachers from the Beara Peninsula to Mitchelstown, and from Mallow to Crosshaven, will have an opportunity to meet with, and be inspired by, an excellent range of writers and illustrators.”


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