Sarah Crossan’s #WeAreThePoets Call Out Now Open!

If you work with young people and you believe that poetry and reading have the power to transform lives, we want to hear from you. Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan’s #WeAreThePoets project is now accepting applications. If you want to take part, or have a great idea you think we can help you realise, please watch the video and .

Laureate na nÓg at Dublin Book Festival 2017

What a ball we had at Dublin Book Festival 2017! It was our biggest Big Picture yet, we completed three giant picture walls over three days with lots of hard work and inspiration from some of Ireland’s best and most loved children’s book illustrators. So a huge thank you to Niamh Sharkey, Chris Judge, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Alan Clarke and .

The Big Picture workshop with Fighting Words

On Friday 20 October we began our childrens’ workshops with the fantastic Fighting Words in Dublin. The children wrote and illustrated the first chapter of a story called “The Search”. It’s got nuns and runaways, and it’s a real page turner. Chapters Two, Three and Four will be completed by children at Fighting Words workshops in Wicklow, Cork and .

Do you have an idea for a Big Picture? We want to hear about it!

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, .

The Big Picture Podcast – Episode 5 with Chris Judge

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 .