Orla Kenny
Kids' Own Book Factory 2016

Orla Kenny: Tribute to a friend and colleague

One month on from the sad and untimely death of our long-term Creative Director, Orla Kenny, I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to a great friend, mentor and leader who inspired me in so many ways. Orla began working with Kids’ Own in 2000, when the organisation’s founders were still putting Kids’ Own on the cultural map as a unique publisher of children’s voices and artwork. After Orla’s death, co-f
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Story Pods with Kids’ Own at Wild Words children’s book festival

Kids’ Own will be at the Wild Words children’s book festival in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday 8th August. Artists Naomi Draper and Orla Kenny will help you to make your very own Story Pod, a special space for book and story making. After the workshops the story pods will be shared and available for other children to create their own books and stories throughout the festival. All children must be accompan
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Library Travels to Frankfurt

Kids’ Own has been invited to present at the LitCam conference on ‘Literacy and Human Rights’ which will run prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Artist and Kids’ Own Director, Orla Kenny, and Writer Mary Branley, will talk to conference participants about Kids’ Own’s unique model of publishing with children and young people.
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