Dangerous Games

DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBOOKED OUT With James Butler

Age 14+ (3rd and 4th Year)

Thursday 14 November

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Venue: Central Library

Free entry, Booking essential, places limited

Location, location, location! Where does your story begin? James Butler explores the theme of place in this writing workshop. Join James as he talks about how he incorporated the place and character of Dublin in his debut novel, Dangerous Games (Little Island Books) and find out everything you need to know to do the same in your own writing.


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James Butler’s background is in education and drama. He holds an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin.

For many years he taught in a school in Tallaght, setting up a theatre group who went on to write plays performed in the Civic Theatre. In 2005 his first play for children, Stuck in the Mud, was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award. In 2011 his play for teenagers The Teen Commandments was included in the Trinity College London Anthology of Award Winning Plays. In 2016 his radio play The Carpet Clown was produced by RTÉ Drama On One as part of The PJ O’Connor Awards. His latest play, Scattered, explores the transition made by children from primary school to secondary, and was performed in Clonmel in 2018.

Dangerous Games is his first novel. It is for young teenagers (12+), and will appeal especially to boys.