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October 31, 2017

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership | Round Table Discussion at The Ark

Wed 8 November, 10.30am to 4pm

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership will host a 2-day sectoral event as part of its 20-year anniversary celebrations. In partnership with Dublin Book Festival. The event will explore the value of publishing with children, and interrogate how we can support children to be seen and heard within our literature, culture and society.

With the ambitious vision of current policy to reach all children through cultural tuition by 2022, Kids’ Own seeks to ask how we make space for quality and depth of engagement to support children as cultural makers and creators in their own right.

Chair: Martin Drury
Guest speakers: TBC

Through a series of presentations and discussions hosted by Kids’ Own Creative Director, Orla Kenny and Kids’ Own co-founder Victoria Ryle, the day will involve explorations and case studies of the Kids’ Own archive, followed by discussions involving a chaired panel of guest speakers, and focused conversations, where participants will be invited to explore and interrogate a series of questions, including:

• How do we make space for quality and depth of engagement to support children as cultural makers and creators in their own right?
• How do we recognise and give value to authentic arts practice with children and young people, alongside professional artists?
• How do we give visibility and credence to the work of children and amplify children’s voices within mainstream culture and literature?

Round Table Discussion: Free Entry: ark.ie/childrens-voices-are-we-listening


Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership | Round Table Discussion at The Ark