Eoin Colfer hopes to Hook young readers

Laureate na nÓg launches nationwide tour of storytelling in his native Wexford

Eoin Colfer: “My priority as Laureate na nÓg is to bring stories to children all over Ireland, particularly those in remote areas that might not normally receive visits from writers, so where better to start than in that magical place, the Hook?” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Eoin Colfer: “My priority as Laureate na nÓg is to bring stories to children all over Ireland, particularly those in remote areas that might not normally receive visits from writers, so where better to start than in that magical place, the Hook?” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer will launch Once Upon A Place, a nationwide tour of storytelling, this Friday, October 10th, on the Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford.

The best-selling author of novels such as the Artemis Fowl series and Benny and Omar grew up near Hook Head and many of his stories were inspired by the area. “I’m pleased to be able to start this new initiative on home ground,” Colfer said. “My priority as Laureate na nÓg is to bring stories to children all over Ireland, particularly those in remote areas that might not normally receive visits from writers, so where better to start than in that magical place, the Hook?”

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