Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Good News Week: Holy Trinity College, Carnegie, and YLG/SLANI Ireland Book Day

A lovely week....

On Friday I found out that At Yellow Lake has been longlisted for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie award! A great surprise, and a wonderful honour.

On Tuesday, I travelled to County Antrim for the CILIP YLG/SLANI Wendy Drewett Ireland Book Day conference.  I appeared on a panel for debut writers, with Dave Cousins and Sarah Hammond and met other writers, including Diana Hendry, Paul Howard, Liz Pinchon and Katherine Roberts.
Sarah Hammond, Dave Cousins and I on the debut novelists  panel moderated by Rachel Levy

Joy Court moderating the New Directions panel with Paul Howard, Diana  Hendry and Katherine Roberts 

The day before, I had the pleasure of doing a workshop at Holy Trinity College, in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Here are some photos of the workshop and of two of the classes I had the pleasure to work with.

A great group--enthusiastic and creative

I loved the Q & A session with Year 8. Very insightful questions!

The loveliest group of Year 8s I've ever met!
Thanks to staff and students for a wonderful day!


  1. Go girl! Lovely to watch your well-deserved rise to greatness :)

  2. Thanks, Wendy. Greatness?Very funny! Seriously, it's wonderful to be able to do these rewarding things.

  3. Lovely to meet you in Belfast, Jane, and lovely pictures! Wishing you lots of success with At Yellow Lake.

  4. Thanks, Katherine. It was such an enjoyable two days, wasn't it? Can't wait to get stuck into the world of Rhianna and her friends!