New York has always been a popular destination for monsters on the rampage. I wonder if the monster in Cloverfield found the city’s towering skyline and affront to its own gigantism? The creature just had to go in there and wreck the place. In the movie Godzilla it was claimed that the monster had gone there to lay eggs, mistaking the city for some sort of forest. New York’s popularity among monsters is definitely something to do the tall buildings. One skyscraper alone, the Empire State building, has on more than one occasion attracted a very large monkey.
The Cloverfield beastie
What was his name? The marshmallow man?
I will be in New York soon to give talks about my books and some true monsters of the deep. Here’s the schedule.
Wednesday 16th of February, 10:15am. Seward Park Library, Manhattan. ‘The Badness of Ballydog.’ This is part of the U.S. wide year of Irish cultural events called Imagine Ireland. It’s an initiative of Culture Ireland.
Wednesday 16th of February, 4:00pm. Flushing Library, Queens. ‘True Monsters of the Deep.’ This will be a writing and drawing workshop, taking as its starting point some real monsters that live in the deep oceans of the world. For children ages 9 - 13. Preregistration is required. Their events calendar is here.
Friday 18th of February, 4:00pm. Long Island City Library, Queens. ‘True Monsters of the Deep.’ Another story workshop, including a look at some of the real monsters that live in the deep oceans. For children ages 9 - 13. Preregistration is required. The Long Island City Library events calendar is at this link.
Monsters Also Attack Massachusetts
I am also looking forward to a trip to New England.
Me in action, at a book event lately
Before all of the above, on Friday 11th of February, 7:30pm. I will be meeting with everyone at The Irish Cultural Centre of New England, Canton, MA 02021. Thank you to them for inviting me. I will be talking about my work and life with monsters. This event is for everyone.