The workshop will bring together a number of children’s authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and academics to think about the role of children’s literature as a vehicle for refugee stories and voices.
The day will comprise of three sessions grouped around the different perspectives of people creating, selling and using children’s books. Throughout, the workshop will consider possible collaborations between academic researchers (including historians) and fiction writers and illustrators.
This event is a follow-up to an earlier workshop in March, which began conversations about the process of researching, writing, exhibiting and depicting stories about refugees to children. Discussions explored how factual research, both historical and contemporary, can be interpreted for children. Further details of the day can be read on our blog.
The event is free and open to all but spaces are limited and booking is essential. Please reserve a place here. Further details of the workshop programme are outlined below:
11.15 Panel One: School Teachers and Librarians
- Laura Cernis (Belham Primary School)
- Michael Margerison and Matt Imrie (CILIP School Libraries Group)
12.00 Panel Two: Authors and Illustrators
- Annemarie Young (Author of Who Are Refugees and Migrants? and Series Editor of the Refugee Diaries)
- June Allan (Illustrator of the Refugee Diaries)
- Meltem Avcil (Former detainee, activist and writer)
13.45 Panel Three: Publishers and Booksellers
- Hannah Love (Faber & Faber)
- Romana Küpfer (NordSüd)
14.30 Questions and Discussions