Last month the Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs visited Ireland. PJ and Leigh met at the Bologna Book Fair in April and really hit it off. He invited Leigh to visit Ireland and take part in a series of events celebrating children’s picture books. Together they held a morning of workshops at Ballyholme Primary School in Bangor Co. Down, .
THE BIG PICTURE PROJECT 2017-2018 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PROJECTS / EVENTS WITH PJ LYNCH, LAUREATE NA NÓG – Submission deadline: Friday 16th June 2017 In the coming weeks, we are inviting individuals and organisations to submit proposals for projects involving Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch. As Laureate, PJ is focussing on a small number of themes and projects, .
This is the first installment of a recent interview Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch did with fellow Belfast illustrator and children’s book author Oliver Jeffers. They talk about growing up in Northern Ireland and Oliver’s influences.
For the second year running Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will bring all the wonder, magic and fun of children’s books to the Mindfield arena at Electric Picnic. Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch will appear in the Literary Tent along with some high profile author and illustrator friends on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September, alongside .
As part of his programme as Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch has begun filming a series of podcasts, called The Big Picture, where he discusses children’s books in general, and children’s book illustration in particular. In the first two episodes, PJ demonstrates various approaches to drawing using charcoal and discusses how he illustrated the Laureate anthology, Once upon a .
PJ Lynch has completed two more episodes of his Big Picture podcast series. Episode 3 sees PJ Lynch interviewing internationally renowned illustrator Sarah McIntyre, who he met recently at Listowel Writers Week. You can watch the episode The Big Picture Podcast – Episode 3: Episode 4 was partially filmed during PJ’s appearance alongside author Siobhán Parkinson at the Hay .
Episode 2 of Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch’s podcast about all things children’s illustration and children’s books.
The first episode of a regular series of podcasts by Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch where he talks about the art of book illustration, children’s books and literature and visual storytelling.
PJ Lynch announced as Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D. Higgins. Today, Tuesday 17th May, 2016, author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square. The announcement was made by President Michael D. Higgins.
One of Eoin Colfer’s most exciting legacy projects as Laureate na nÓg is Seanachaí, a storytelling project that is taking place as part of the 1916 commemorations. While Eoin’s Once upon a Place programme saw him and a group of storytellers travelling around Ireland bringing their own stories to audiences of children throughout the country, Seanachaí is designed to .