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Diverse Voices? Curating a National History of Children's Books

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Diverse Voices? Curating a National History of Children's Books
Dates of Event
23rd November 2017 – 24th November 2017
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24th November 2017

As the National Centre for Children's Books, Seven Stories' mission is to save, share and celebrate Britain's literary heritage for children. But how are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voices represented in our national story of children's literature?

This free one-day symposium on Friday 24th November at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books will bring together Seven Stories staff, authors, illustrators, publishers, academics, librarians and museum professionals to consider issues around children's literature and race. Speakers include Jake Hope, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, S.I. Martin, Beverley Naidoo, Professor Karen Sands O'Connor, Alex Wheatle MBE and Verna Wilkins.

The evening before Diverse Voices, you are also invited to join us for a free public talk by Alex Wheatle MBE chaired by Professor Karen Sands O’Connor: ‘Into Crongton with Alex Wheatle’, from 6 – 7.30pm at the Percy Building, Newcastle University. This will be followed by a tapas and wine reception for symposium delegates at Northern Stage at 8pm, which costs £20 per person.