Caroline Busher

Teen Fiction Writer, Children's Writer
Discussion with Writer
Age Group
7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
Primary, Post Primary
Works in English ONLY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

I have a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. Books include Irish Times best selling novel, The Ghosts of Magnificent Children, The Girl Who Ate The Stars (Poolbeg Press) and Votes for Women: The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement (Poolbeg Press). Represented by Trace Literary Agency (USA). I am the “Reader in Residence” with Wexford Public Library Services. I have delivered creative writing workshops, author talks and I have curated events for four thousand children and their families. I have also staged theatrical, literacy based performances for the Irish Children’s Book Festival in front of an audiences of up to six hundred students and teachers in theatres throughout Ireland. Other projects include writer in residence in primary school settings and heritage expert with The Heritage Council of Ireland. I was appointed as the manager of the Towers and Tales Children’s Book Festival in Lismore Castle in 2018. I have delivered interactive, engaging workshops in schools throughout Ireland and appeared at Irish and International Literary Festivals. I am the Programme Manager and curator of Wexford Literary Festival and I visit schools and libraries throughout Ireland delivering workshops and facilitating creative writing classes.

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Session Details

As an Irish Times Best Selling author of fiction for children I have a passion for bringing Irish Heritage and history to life through Creative Writing and storytelling.

My areas of expertise include English, History and Folklore in particular ancient societies and medieval Ireland.  I use storytelling and creative writing to teach children about  local history, ringforts, megalithic tombs, monasteries, the famine, castles and history. I explore the rich tapestry of language and teach children about the origin of fairy tales and folklore in an Irish and International context.

I provide unique, fun, interactive lessons that focus on all strands of the curriculum.  I am available to provide a Reading and Q&A, Discussion about my books and the life of a writer, Creative Writing Workshop and Storytelling Workshops. 


Session Details: Reading/Q&A and Creative Writing: 7-10 year olds

Take a trip through Irish history and meet some of the ghastly ghosts unique to Irish myths and legends. Learn how to create your own ghost story and discover how to write creepy tales from the author of The Ghosts of Magnificent Children and The Girl Who Ate the Stars (Poolbeg Press). I will read an extract from my novel and will answer any questions that you have about the life of a writer.


Reading / Q&A and creative session for 11-15 year olds: 

Enter into the ghostly world of gothic fiction. Children will be introduced to classic gothic novels such as Frankenstein and Dracula. We will look at how classic gothic novels influence children’s books today and children will learn how to create a gothic atmosphere by looking at setting and characters. I will read from my novel The Girl Who Ate the Stars and children will get the opportunity to write their own gothic story.

Age Group Details

7-10 and 11-15 and 15-18 are my preferred age groups as my books are most suitable for readers of this age.

Availability Details

I am available mornings and afternoons Monday-Friday. If you are a literary festival of community organization with a project outside of these hours please let me know and I will accommodate you.

087 740 8298
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