Tuesday 19th April 2022 – TwitterSpaces Live. To celebrate the launch of Bob Johnston’s children’s book Our Big Day, the @TwitterDublin handle will host an exclusive Twitter Space on Tuesday April 19th at 7pm, inviting people to tune in and listen to Bob chat about the book’s themes of love, family, weddings and marriage equality. Hosted by Twitter International Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) Lead Olivia McEvoy, Bob will also be joined by Children’s Books Ireland CEO Elaina Ryan. See https://twitter.com/TwitterDublin for more info!
Saturday 23rd April 2022 – ‘Rumpus in the Round’ at The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2. ‘Dublin Reads: Rumpus in the Round’ will be a free fun family day for book lovers of all ages. It takes place on Saturday April 23rd from 10.30am in the Round Room of the Mansion House. “From children to adults, everyone loves a good book,” said the Lord Mayor. “This year to mark World Book Day I want to invite all book lovers aged 5 to 95 into the Mansion House to celebrate the day with me. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.” We’ll be there as booksellers (Gutter Bookshop) & I’ll also be reading 7 discussing ‘Our Big Day’ as an author at 11.45am. See https://www.dublincity.ie/news/lord-mayor-issues-open-invitation-new-festival-dublin-reads-rumpus-round for more info.
A wonderful review of ‘Our Big Day’ in Inis 65, the Children’s Books Ireland magazine, with cover art from the book by Michael Emberley!