Build your own book at Charlie Byrne’s this Saturday

Design House Barna team Eadaoin Coyle, Sally O'Gorman, Edel Healy, Regina Cunnane and Helen O'Malley at the Design House Barna Fashion show on Thursday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Design House Barna team Eadaoin Coyle, Sally O'Gorman, Edel Healy, Regina Cunnane and Helen O'Malley at the Design House Barna Fashion show on Thursday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

The public are invited to join NUI Galway’s MA in Publishing and MA in Writing Programmes students and the staff of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop this Saturday, October 11 from 11am-12:30pm, for a very special children’s story time, plus a fun build-your-own-book workshop for kids.

Local children’s authors Patricia Forde, author of Mise agus an Dragún and Hedgehogs Do Not Like Heights, Michelle Melville, co-author of Óisín the Brave, and MA in Writing student Tony Gapper, will read at story time. Afterwards NUI Galway MA students will help the children create their very own books.

Children will also be given their very own special-edition ‘Books are my Bag’ tote bag, so that they can carry their creations home safely.

Books are my Bag is the biggest-ever international campaign to promote books and bookshops. With the combined effort of booksellers, publishers, and authors, Books are my Bag aims to create a simple but universal message about the joy of books and bookshops.

For more information visit www.booksaremybag.com or contact Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on 091 561766.

 

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