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SCHOOLS: Padraig Kenny introduces The Monsters of Rookhaven

Wednesday 27th January, 2021 - 09:30 - 12:30

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Join Pádraig Kenny as he introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories.

Sometimes the monsters take us.
Sometimes we become the monsters.

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world. A thought-provoking and beautifully written novel, Pádraig Kenny’s The Monsters of Rookhhaven, explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won’t want to let go. 

‘A stunning book . . . a brand new take on the monster story’ Eoin Colfer


Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge in County Kildare. His critically acclaimed children’s books TIN (2018)  and  POG (2019) were nominated for several major literary awards. The Monsters of Rookhaven by  Pádraig Kenny is published by Pan McMillan (2020) 

TIMES: 9.30am, 11am or 12.30pm
DURATION:  45 mins
4th, 5th & 6th Class

This event is part of Riverbank Arts Centre’s  WHITEBOARD PROGRAMME for primary schools.   Interactive and  live-streamed into classrooms, this innovative programme includes literary events with leading authors Shane Hegarty and Pádraig Kenny and an interactive storytelling adventure with Graham Tugwell. 

Booking fee for each event is €30 per class. To book an event or to find out more about Riverbank Arts Centre’s Whiteboard Programme


Wednesday 27th January, 2021
09:30 - 12:30
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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