Pauline Burgess

Novelist, Teen Fiction Writer, Children's Writer
Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop, Master Class
Age Group
5 - 6, 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
Primary, Post Primary
Works in English ONLY
Mornings, Afternoons

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Pauline is a teacher eacher of English and Literacy in a high school in County Down, and has extensive experience facilitating creative writing workshops  Publications include Knock Back (2017, longlisted for N.I. Book Awards), Who Do You Think You Are? (2018), All About Evie (upcoming), all by Poolbeg, an the Pony Friends Forever series     (Blackstaff Press in 2014 and 2015).         

Reviews include

Malachy Doyle, Children’s Writer:

Pony Palace Camp, by Pauline Burgess, is - “A lovely little book – hopefully the first of many – about ponies and the children who ride them. It’s great fun, but it’s thoughtful and kind-hearted too. If you like horses, you’ll love this book – and if you don’t like horses, maybe you will once you’ve read it!”

Joan Lingard, author of the bestselling Kevin and Sadie series:

“Knock Back is engaging right from the beginning …. Held my attention the whole way through.”

PJ Lynch, former Laureate na nÓg:

Who Do You Think You Are? - “A brilliant and important new novel for young people that explores issues of family, belonging and identity in a moving and compelling way.”

Michael Morpurgo, OBE, former Children’s Laureate:

Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah (2011) – An uplifting collection of stories which includes two evacuee children coming to terms with their homesickness (The Middle of Nowhere, by Pauline Burgess) and a wonderfully refreshing story about an imaginary horse (Star Gazing, by Pauline Burgess.)

Session Details

Meet and greet and/or Q&A

Journey to publication talk – or other (depending on context)

Creative workshop (depending on context)


Age Group Details

5 to 18 (particularly enjoy 11-14 – KS3/Junior Cert)

Availability Details

Limited to Fridays, but this is not set in stone

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