Paper Lanterns is delighted to be hosting our second in-person launch at the Museum of Literature Ireland on 4th August, 6.30-8pm. The launch will feature a selection of readings by creative contributors to the journal as well as speeches by the editors introducing this issue and the journal. Founded in 2020, Paper Lanterns is a platform to promote the voices of young people in Ireland and across the world. This journal provides new and exciting content for a teen and young adult audience. Featuring teenage writers as well as YA authors, it is also perfect for enthusiasts of teen and YA literature, from teachers and librarians, to parents and youth workers.
The journal is divided into three sections. Our Creative Writing section showcases work from talented teens, as well as work from adult writers of teen and YA literature, tied in with beautiful artwork and photography. The Features and Articles section includes unique essays on trends in the YA literary scene and insights from YA authors. You can expect some exciting interviews from authors and literature enthusiasts. Our Reviews section offers an insight into the latest books for teens and young adults, from readers younger and older.
What to expect from Issue Nine:
● Poetry, short stories, and flash fiction from adult and teen contributors, covering questions of our relationships to our past, our peers, and our own bodies
● Gorgeous artwork in media from photography, painting, and graphite
● Features on teenage dyslexia, typewriter art, and pursuing a creative career in illustration
● An interview with Helena Close, author of Things I Know and The Gone Book
● Our book club discussion of Oein de Bhairduin’s Why the Moon Travels
● Reviews of The Eternal Return of Clara Hart, Jameela Green Ruins Everything, I Kissed Shara Wheeler, and many more!
See here for further information.