Budding literary Laois leaves

AS part of the upcoming Leaves festival, children’s author Roisin Meaney will be visiting Portlaoise Library on Friday November 9 to give a reading. This is suitable for children aged from eight upwards.

AS part of the upcoming Leaves festival, children’s author Roisin Meaney will be visiting Portlaoise Library on Friday November 9 to give a reading. This is suitable for children aged from eight upwards.

Roisin Meaney has written many bestselling novels for adults including ‘Semi-Sweet’, ‘The Things we do for Love’, ‘Love in the Making’, ‘Half Seven on a Thursday’, ‘The People Next Door’, ‘The Last Week of May’, ‘Putting out the Stars’ and ‘The Daisy Picker’.

She has also written ‘Don’t Even Think About It’, which is a girl’s diary, and ‘See If I Care’, along with Judi Curtin, which is a story about a boy and a girl who are forced to become penpals. Both stories are for younger readers.

Roisin was born in Listowel in Kerry and has lived in the US, Canada, Africa and Europe but is now based in Limerick. The primary school teacher is sure to entertain school children when she visits the library. For more information on this reading contact Portlaoise Library at 057 86 22333. For more on the festival contact the Arts Office at 057 86 74344.