Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our new laureate

You've problably read this in a heap of places, but here goes anyway: Siobhán Parkinson has become Ireland's first children's laureate and what an excellent choice that is!
‘I am thrilled and honoured to be chosen as the first Laureate na nÓg. I believe that children's literature lays the foundations of the imaginative life of a people, and that every child deserves to have access to a reading haven -- a well-stocked and well-run library in their school and in their community.’
If you want to know how Siobhán will go about her new role, have a look at this, visit the dedicated website  or come to the CBI conference this weekend where she will give a keynote address at 10am in the National Gallery this Saturday.

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