PROGRAMME DETAILS

Deirdre Sullivan: Empowering Teenage Girls

SWF3 (SWF For Families)

Meet The Author

DATE / TIME

4 Nov, Sat 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Gallery II
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FREE EVENT

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Charlene Shepherdson

DESCRIPTION

Irish writer Deirdre Sullivan, author of the YA novel Needlework, doesn’t shy away from the hard truths, such as recovering from the trauma of abuse. Meet the author as she talks about using her stories to teach empathy, and find out how she develops strong female characters her readers can identify with.

This session is suitable for ages 11 and up. 

FEATURING

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway, Ireland. She has published four novels: the Primrose Leary trilogy (2010, 2013, 2014) and Needlework (2016). Her books have previously been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year, and the Children’s Books Ireland awards. Needlework received a White Raven in 2016. Deirdre’s next book, a collection of dark fairytale retellings called Tangleweed and Brine, comes out this year.

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