Inspiring Reading Conference: Raiding the Past to Write the Present
Monday 20 June 2016, 9am - 5pm
**BREAK OUT SESSION DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE - Follow programme link below**
Join us for an interactive day of talks, workshops and panel discussions many of which will explore the possibilities of using history to inspire reading and writing. These include talks and workshops by Celia Rees, Catherine Johnson and Debs Newbold.
Plus a keynote address from Christopher Lloyd, celebrated for his What on Earth books, and a stimulating choice of break-out sessions including the Holocaust Educational Trust, the National Literacy Trust and Francine McMahon from Canterbury Christ Church on reading for pleasure. Plus UEA lecturers from Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and the School of Education offering a new way to approach reading and writing, and with ideas to take back to the classroom.
The Norfolk Children’s Book Centre will be on hand throughout the day with their bookstall to provide advice and information on the latest books for the classroom and school libraries.
Cost £80. Includes a ‘posh’ lunchtime picnic by the lake, Pimm’s reception, free parking at UEA and a book of your choice from a FLY 2016 author.
"Thank you for a brilliant, thought-provoking and inspiring day. It has encouraged me to try new things with the young people with whom I work."