Friday, 9 February
Seamus Heaney Theatre, Cregan Library

Opening remarks

Presentation of the
IBBY Ireland Award 2024

IBBY Ireland Annual Lecture

Hare Joins the Home Guard: Children’s Books and War
Andrew Pettegree FBA
Professor of Modern History at University of Saint Andrews
Andrew Pettegree, the author of The Book at War: Libraries and Readers in a
Time of Conflict, addresses the theme of war in children’s books

Followed by a reception

Saturday, 10 February
Room SPC.F218

on the theme of war in children’s books

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.30am Valerie Coghlan on Jella Lepman (founder of IBBY): War and Peace
11.30am Liz Page on the international work of IBBY: Making Peace with
Children’s Books
12.30pm Lunch break (Lunch not provided)
1.30pm Rebecca Long: Cúchulainn as a Child Warrior in Irish Children’s
2.30pm Alan Titley, author of a new children’s translation of The Táin
3.30pm Closing remarks

Each one-hour slot includes time for audience Q&A
No charge for attendance, register at EVENTBRITE:
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