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November 10, 2015

Writing for Young Adults and Children With Eoin Colfer, John Connolly and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick In conversation with Aoife Murray

When: Sunday 15 November, from 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Where: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre

Cost: €5/ €3 concession | BOOK NOW

We invite you to join Aoife Murray, Programme and Events Manager at Children’s Books Ireland, as she discusses the secrets and joys that come with writing for young adults and children with three of Ireland’s best-known practitioners: Eoin Colfer, Laureate na nÓg and author of the world-famous Artemis Fowl series; John Connolly, known to younger readers for his Samuel Johnson supernatural novels; and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, author of many picture books and novels including Hagwitch, winner of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award 2014. In association with Little Island Books.

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Published on November 10, 2015 03:50 • 443 views

June 5, 2015

Puffin Books & Eoin Colfer, in association with WexWorlds SciFi & Fantasy Festival, invite you to celebrate the publication of ‘W.A.R.P. 3: The Forever Man’ – the third book in the W.A.R.P. trilogy.

Friday the 19th June, 7pm Wexford Town Library.

This will also mark the opening of the 2015 Wexworlds Festival.

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Published on June 05, 2015 04:41 • 342 views

November 6, 2014

Are you joining us for Murder at the Beach, Bouchercon 2014? We hope so! If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. If you’ve registered, but you haven’t made travel, hotel, or (optional) tour arrangements, we encourage you to do so today.

Y.A. FanFest Aboard the Queen Mary

Sunday, November 16

1:00pm, $65

Special limited-ticket event aboard the legendary Queen Mary with Eoin Colfer and more than 20 additional Y.A. authors. All proceeds will go to the LB Public Library Foundation for their Family Learning Centers programs, designed to promote literacy, and academic success. Price includes luncheon and transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency. 

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Published on November 06, 2014 12:35 • 333 views

June 14, 2014

Author Eoin Colfer, who wrote the Artemis Fowl series, will speak at the Whitgift School Croydon on Thursday 26th June at 8:30am about his new book ‘The Hangman’s Revolution’.


Whitgift School

Haling Park

South Croydon


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May 21, 2014

The F Word: Failure is this year’s theme, with speakers invited to reflect on times in their careers where things have fallen apart, deadlines went out the window and defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. Rather than revel in what didn’t work, CBI is asking how failure can be learned from and used to create something better. The weekend will be opened by Eoin Colfer, Ireland’s third Laureate na nÓg, who will give his first public address as part of the conference.

This year’s line-up includes famous names and new talents, including illustrators such as David Roberts, whose Dirty Bertie books will be familiar to many, and David Mackintosh, whose illustration of a boy mowing loop-the-loops into a lawn is used on our conference poster to reflect our theme of failure, and show that making mistakes often leads to moments of beautiful creativity.


The annual CBI conference is a weekend-long celebration of the very best in books for young people from home and abroad.

Featuring some of the most exciting names in writing, illustration, publishing and criticism, this relaxed and friendly event is an opportunity for teachers, booksellers, librarians, academics, artists and other professionals – or anyone else with a passion for children’s literature – to meet old favourites and discover new voices.

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Published on May 21, 2014 09:12 • 303 views

March 31, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Young Adult Fiction: Somewhere in Time

(Conversation 2091)

Ann Brashares

Eoin Colfer

Melissa de la Cruz

Tamara Ireland Stone

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Published on March 31, 2014 12:34 • 250 views

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author

of the Artemis Fowl series


speaking & signing

Warp: The Reluctant Assassin


Artemis Fowl fans, today is a big day! Eoin Colfer is returning to BookPeople to present the first book in his brand new series, Warp: The Reluctant Assassin. Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who uses his conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. When an intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. He must return to Victorian London to save the world!



The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. 

Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.

Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart. 

We are also taking orders for signed copies of Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world. 



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Published on March 31, 2014 12:23 • 178 views

Middle Grade Reader Showcase Featuring Eoin Colfer, Jonathan Stroud and Ridley Pearson

Saturday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., Library Headquarters - Main Reading Room

A Young Reader’s Event Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series


A special event for young readers featuring three of the hottest authors in adventure writing! Author of the sensationally popular Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer discusses his new W.A.R.P series, a wickedly smart science fiction series featuring a wormhole time machine, a teen FBI agent, and a magician turned assassin. Jonathan Stroud, creator of the bestselling Bartimaeus trilogy, presents his new paranormal series Lockwood & Co. about a ghost detective agency.

And St. Louis favorite Ridley Pearson presents the seventh installment in his sensationally popular Kingdom Keepers series, a collaborative project written through feedback from his fans around the world.

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Published on March 31, 2014 12:16 • 144 views

March 6, 2014

Mark your calendars for April 6th as Wellesley Books presents best-selling young adult authors Eoin Colfer, Ridley Pearson, Jonathan Stroud and Rick Riordan in this exclusive Mega-Awesome Adventures author showcase! 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets go on sale on March 6th. Tickets are $20 and include ONE book, pre-signed by the author of your choice, which must be selected at the time of ticket purchase from the following options: W.A.R.P: Reluctant Assasin (Colfer); Kingdom Keepers I: Disney After Dark (Pearson); Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider (Pearson);Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase (Stroud); The Heroes of Olympus 1: The Lost Hero (Riordan); or The Heroes of Olympus 4: House of Hades (Riordan). The books will be available for pick-up at the event.

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Published on March 06, 2014 08:49 • 361 views

March 4, 2014

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Event 068 Friday 7 March 17:00-18:00

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How daunting a task is it to re-create an established literary or TV hero, and to add something new for today’s audience?

TV comedy writer, producer and performer Charlie Higson published the first in his best-selling Young James Bond series in 2005. Best-known for his hugely successful Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer’s literary re-imagining was in writing an ebook featuring that much-loved timelord, the Doctor. Philip Reeve, award-winning author of the Mortal Engines series, uses his vivid imagination to dive into the making of a myth: Here Lies Arthur. Is imagination all you need to make a hero live again?

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Published on March 04, 2014 04:42 • 282 views

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