18 May 2013: Celebrating European Picturebooks 2013


Celebrating European Picturebooks connects European picturebook makers from the UK, France and Ireland, including Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey. The project links two major existing literary events (Children's Books Ireland’s annual conference and the Dublin Writers Festival) through a programme of school and public events as well as large-scale public installations.

The full programme will include the CBI annual conference in May where picturebook makers will participate either in plenary session or panel discussions. The Dublin Writers Festival will present a schools and library workshop programme, a family programme, and an adult programme for a professional audience with an interest in illustration, publishing and arts education. There will also be outdoor and indoor participatory activities throughout the weekend for children and families.


18-26 May 2013



Lead organisation

Dublin City Council


Dublin City Council/Dublin Writers Festival; Children’s Books Ireland; Laureate na nOg; Alliance Francaise; Discover Children’s Storycentre (UK)

Further information

Photograph show 'Superkid' illustration by Sarah McIntyre

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