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Video: Holywood author Myra Zepf appointed Northern Ireland's first Children's Writing Fellow


Co Down mum-of-three and Irish language author Myra Zepf has been appointed Northern Ireland's first Children's Writing Fellow.

A Holywood author who helped oversee the famous Honey Monster advertising campaign for Sugar Puffs cereal in London has just been handed another very different but equally huge challenge back home - to inspire children in Northern Ireland to become serial readers and, hopefully, writers.

Myra Zepf, who has published three children's books in Irish, has been appointed as the province's first Children's Writing Fellow, a role created by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University, Belfast, where the late Bellaghy bard was a lecturer in the Sixties and early Seventies.

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