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Damien O’Connor Speaking at Children’s Literature: Building Resilience Conference

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  • Posted by Anahita Tabarsi on June 13 2017

Anya and Angela's Christmas Director Damien O'Connor will be speaking at the Parental Pathways and Children's Books Ireland's national conference - “Children's Literature: Building Resilience” - this Saturday, 17th June!

The inaugural conference is a non-profit event taking place in the National Library of Ireland and will be promoting childhood mental health in an exciting coming together of two disciplines - the literary and the therapeutic. Celebrating the imaginative impact children's literature plays in building a child's resilience.

Other guest speakers at the event include Prof. Amanda Piesse, columnist and playwright Hilary Fannin, authors Roddy Doyle, Siobhan Parkinson, and Kevin Stevens, author and playwright Patricia Forde and founding member of the Irish Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Mary Pyle.

Delving into the world of children’s literature, the conference will celebrate the transformative power which child and young adult-focused writing has on little minds with big imaginations and how that inspires resilience in children. The one-day conference is designed for adults who are interested in the rich diversity and power of children’s literature as well as those in both the literary and the psychotherapy fields and industries.

Running from 9:00am – 4.45pm on Saturday 17th June, tickets are available at a cost of €65 per person.

For more info and details on how to obtain tickets, please visit:

Click here for the full Press Release!

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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