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.
In 2022 Megan received an Agility Award from the Arts Council and her local arts office funded her writing in 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023. 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.
Megan has a special kinship with young people, especially anxious ones. She grew up experiencing a lot of anxiety herself and has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. She believes that her highly sensitive nature and personal experience of neurodiversity are among her greatest strengths in the classroom.
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 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. 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.