About Megan Wynne


Megan Wynne - Writer and Teacher

About Megan

Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher. 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. Her next novel for children will be coming out soon.

 In 2022 Megan received an Agility Award from the Arts Council and her local arts office funded her writing in 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023.She was an awardee on the Evolution Programme 2022/23 with the Irish Writers Centre.

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's Workshops & CLasses

Megan has given workshops to young people at the National Children's Literary Festival in Listowel, the Fingal Festival of Children's Books, Rathgar Chilren's Book Festival and the Children's Books Festival in Irish Libraries. She is a member of Poetry Ireland's Writers in Schools Scheme  and give workshops in schools and libraries.  In 2024 she represented Ireland on the Day of European authors.

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. Students return term after term and blossom into happy and confident writers. She has taught children with autism, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyslexia and children with many other neurodiversities including high sensitivity. It is her joy to encourage and inspire every child to reach their individual potential.

The key to her approach is to aim high and inspire.  She believes there is no limit to a child's ability to learn.  She makes students feel loved, safe and confident. After that learning is easy!

Students' Success

An increasing number of Megan's students have been short listed and won writing competitions: most recently Roscommon Drama Festival (best in school) 2023,  Listowel Writers’ Week Short Story Competition for Youth (under 9 & under 12) 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, the Cúirt New Writers Award for Youth 2015, the RTE Guide/ Puffin Short Story competition 2015, and The Dalkey Festival Four Forty Competition for children aged 9 -11 years 2013.
Megan is a registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland.