Children’s Literature, Building Resilience Conference

Parental Pathways in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland present their inaugural non for profit, one day conference, taking place in The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin, on June 17th 2017. This unique conference is designed for adults who are interested in the rich diversity that the bringing together of two disciplines literary and psychotherapy. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for parents to understand the impact literature can have on childhood development and subsequent mental health.

Our line up of speakers include authors Roddy Doyle, Siobhan Parkinson, Patricia Forde, Kevin Stevens & Hilary Fannin. Other speakers include Damien o’ Connor of Brown Bag Films, Professor Amanda Piesse TCD, and Mary Pyle of TCD, Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnados Ireland. The conference will celebrate the transformative power which child and young adult writing has on young minds with big imaginations and how that inspires resilience in our children. Further information is available on our website or

Tickets available at a cost of €65 from Eventbrite.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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