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The Belfast-based author will be delivering two creative writing workshops as part of an initiative supported by the Verbal Arts Centre, Children In Need and Poetry Ireland. The workshops will take place at the Centre over the next two weeks.
Sheena Wilkinson is one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers of contemporary fiction for young people. Winner of multiple Children's Books Ireland awards and recipient of special bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the development of her writing, she is now a full time author and writing teacher.
Rachel Duffy, Reading Rooms Project Officer funded by Children In Need, said everyone involved with the project was very excited about the forthcoming workshops with the established local author.
Speaking ahead of this week's visit, Rachel said: “I am delighted that the young people participating in Reading Rooms supported by Children in Need, are going to have the opportunity to work with author Sheena Wilkinson.
“The young people are very enthused about Sheena’s visit and they are really looking forward to hearing about her work as well as the skills and inspiration required to become a successful writer.”
More information about Sheena Wilkinson’s work is available at http://littleisland.ie/authors/sheena-wilkinson/