Wild Wonders Aga Grandowicz and Gina McCrudden

In Partnership with Science Foundation Ireland

  • Sunday 12th November @ 3:00 pm
  • The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Free. Booking required

Age 6 – 10 years

Step into a world where little nature lovers are inspired and encouraged to use their imaginations to create beautiful works of art. In this story workshop, you’ll meet two of the talented minds behind Wild Wonders, an anthology of short nature stories for children, brought you to by one of Ireland’s youngest publishers, Natural World Publishing. Writer, Gina McCrudden will read her beautiful story, ‘Rich as Kings’, and publisher and illustrator, Aga Grandowicz will guide children of all ages in a fun-filled creative session that will bring the story and our imaginations to life. ‘Wild Wonders’ is not just a book – it’s an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in a world that celebrates natural beauty, storytelling, and art. Join us for what promises to be a great experience for all in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

Please book 1 ticket per person attending.

This event is supported by Science Foundation Ireland as part of Science Week 2023.


Aga Grandowicz is an award-winning multi-skilled creative/art director, visual designer, illustrator and artist. In 2016, after spending 19 years as an art director and a graphic designer working for various businesses and advertising agencies, Aga decided to dedicate more time to her lifelong passion for nature and animals. Since then, Aga has worked on many wildlife-related projects contributing to them with her design and illustration skills. This led to the publication of three animal books in Ireland: ‘Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals’ (2018, written by Rob Maguire), ‘Remarkable Creatures: a guide to some of Ireland’s disappearing animals’ (2021), and ‘Blue tit chick’ (2021, written by Bernardine Mulryan). Aga is also the founder of Natural World Publishing and its sister company – Natural World Design. The newest book published by Natural World Publishing – ‘Wild Wonders, an anthology of short nature stories for children’ is Aga’s most ambitious book project to date. It involved working with twenty two contributors, and resulted in producing ‘a gorgeous gem of a book’, as described by Sara Keating, Children’s Book Reviewer for The Irish Times. Aga regularly facilitates drawing workshops for children at various book and family festivals, and in the schools and libraries across Ireland.

Gina McCrudden loves a good story and has been sharing hers for over 20 years. She’s an accomplished writer and editor who connects with the kind of warmth and humour that makes reading her work feel like you’re hearing her stories first-hand and told just for you. Growing up in Northern Ireland, studying in Scotland, and making her home in Dublin has helped Gina shape a real and entertaining writing style that gives young and not- So-young readers a little glimpse into her quirky perspective of the world and the people in it.