Kids’ Own Publishing is a pioneering not-for-profit arts organisation that empowers children, families and communities from diverse cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds to share their stories through artist-led processes and community publishing. Children’s community publishing is widely endorsed by professionals in early learning centres, schools and libraries, as a highly effective way for children to engage with books. Kids’ Own Publishing was originally founded in Ireland in 1997 by Victoria Ryle and Simon Spain.  Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership continues in County Sligo with Orla Kenny at the helm.

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Holiday Workshops at Abbotsford Convent

We’ll be running holiday workshops as part of the Abbotsford Convent Holiday program once again. Kids aged 5 and up take a whistle-stop tour through the publishing process – thinking, writing, illustrating – and making your own book! Famed author, Tony Wilson, who also has a studio at the Convent, will drop by to read […]

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Holiday Workshops at Library at the Dock, Docklands

Kids’ Own Publishing is calling on the young kids of Docklands and their parents to join them in two special workshops at Library at the Dock in the September Holidays. On Friday 3 October from 10.30 am to 12 noon we’ll be making books in the gallery space, using the exhibits as springboards for imaginative […]

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Books bring us together

Last month we announced the opening of the exhibition of 100 Books By Children For Children at the City of Melbourne’s Library at the Dock, Docklands. This month we want to shout about our related fund-raising campaign 100 Books: 100,000 readers. We know we have many supporters out there who understand and champion our arts-based approach to literacy development […]

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