Barnardos Wizards of Words Graduation

It was a great honour to help out at the Barnardos Ireland Wizards of Words (WoW) graduation last month. This wonderful reading programme pairs children from DEIS schools with adult volunteers. The volunteers are trained and supported and work with the children on a one to one basis for half an hour a day, three days a week for eight months. The children are tested before and after and significant progress with literacy is reported, not to mention lots of other benefits as well.

The graduates from four schools (mostly from first class) received a mini Gringer workshop and each was presented with a signed copy of Gringer.

The staff from Barnardos who run this fantastic programme: Michelle King, Suzanne Connolly and Therese O’Doherty.

The staff from Barnardos who run this fantastic programme: Michelle King, Suzanne Connolly and Therese O’Doherty.

Gringer goes to Spain and Italy

Que suerte! Gringer is due to be published in Spain and Italy at the end of 2020! Can’t wait to hear what his name will be in Spanish and Italian. The publisher is Picarona, part of Ediciones Obelisco.

GRINGER LAUNCH IN SKERRIES MILLS!

Thursday night was the Skerries launch for Gringer the Whinger. There was a huge turnout, thank you to all of those who braved the rain to celebrate with us and thanks again to ex-Laureate na nOg Niamh Sharkey for her wonderful introduction. 

Lovely photos courtesy of Brendan Sherlock. 

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GRINGER THE WHINGER LAUNCH PARTY!

Last night was the launch party of Gringer the Whinger at Bob Johnston's Gutter Bookshop! Recent Laureate na nOg Niamh Sharkey presided and much fun was had by all. 

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