About Megan Wynne
Megan Wynne - Director and Teacher
Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher, registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland. No. 196446. Her first novel for children, The House on Hawthorn Road, was published by The O’Brien Press in 2019. It has been published as an audio book by Bolinda Publishers and translated into Romanian. She has been represented by Pollinger Literary Agency in London and Jonathon Williams Agency in Dublin.
As an awardee on the Evolution Programme 2022/23 with the Irish Writers Centre, Megan is in the process of moving from emerging to established writer of fiction. In 2022 Megan received an Agility Award from the Arts Council and her local arts office funded her writing in 2019, 2021 & 2022.
Megan’s short stories have been shortlisted and come runner up in the following national short story competitions: the RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland, Listowel Writers’ Week Originals, From the Well Short Story Competition (run by the Cork County Council Arts Office), Ireland's Own Magazine, and Writing.ie/ Anam Cara Flash Fiction.
Megan has a special kinship with young people, especially anxious ones. She grew up experiencing a lot of anxiety herself and has been diagnosed with ADHD. Megan uses journaling and writing stories to calm her mind and keep her imagination busy.
Megan loves encouraging children to write fantastical stories of their own making. In 2007 she founded her creative writing school around a kitchen table in the Skerries Bookshop. Much to her delight students returned term after term and she watched them blossom into happy and confident writers.