Emma Larkin – ceardlann spraíúil do pháistí 7 – 10 mbliana d’aois.
Ionad: Leabharlann Dhaingean Uí Chúis
Dáta: Dé Sathairn 19 Samhain 2022
Am: 11.00 – 12.00 IST/GMT
Costas: Tá na ticéidí saor in asice ach níl ach an méid airithe le fáil. Chun do áit a choiméad, sáigh ‘Book Now’.
Emma Larkin – a fun workshop for the 7 – 10 year olds.
Venue: Dingle Library
Date: Saturday 19 November 2022
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 IST/GMT
Tickets: Tickets are free but they are limited. To book your place click ‘Book Now’.
The workshop will begin with Emma drawing up a Gaelic football pitch-type graphic with the children where she will write down all the positions on a football pitch starting with the goalie and ask the children to recommend books and fun things to do for each position, so we end up with 15 books and sport/activity recommendations.
Everyone can then write a few lines of their own story. Emma will give you tips and advice about how to write, how to start and ideas for a storyline. You’ll get confidence in writing a story and where ideas come from.
Pens and paper will be provided.
My name is Emma Larkin. I am originally from Cork. I moved to Kerry in 2006, where I live with my husband and four children. My husband is a Kerry native, and we live in North Kerry, near Listowel, where my husband is from. It is an area which is rich in literary history.
I have always enjoyed reading and writing. Writing essays was my favourite part of primary school!
I am a children’s book author with a keen interest in women in sport, equality in sport and in the promotion of literacy in children. I write in a narrative style and enjoy creating a story and characters that children will identify with, and therefore be encouraged to read.
Izzy’s Magical Football Adventure
Izzy is an eight-year-old girl who lives in Ireland and loves all sport, especially camogie, Gaelic football and soccer.
Winter is dragging but Izzy is happy as she has started playing soccer for the Under 10 team in her local club, Bally FC. Izzy is a natural goal scorer and a call up to the U12 team for a key match is the chance to shine that she has always dreamed of.
But Izzy’s confidence is shattered by an incident at the match, leaving her soccer ambitions in tatters.
A trip to watch the Irish senior women’s soccer team in a must win world cup qualifier match is just the distraction that Izzy needs. Izzy, her best friend Cara, and their teammates head off on a fun bus trip to Dublin to support the Irish team, who have never qualified for a World Cup.
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“Will you please come back and play for the club Aoife?” Aidan asks his twin sister this question every week. Twins, Aoife and Aidan Power, along with their four best friends love playing Gaelic football. They spend most evenings after school playing football in the green in their picturesque rural village of “Droichead Beag”. Aoife and Aidan are skilful and fast but when they combine on the same team, “Twin Power” is unleashed and they have an almost telepathic communication on the pitch, leading to some spectacular scores.