Politics or Play: Citizenship in Children's Fiction

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Location: Waterstones 193 Kensington High Street London, W8 6HS

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The Children's Book Circle would love you to join us at our annual fiction panel event, discussing the importance of current affairs in children's fiction.  Should we provide readers with the tools to learn about the world around them, their role as citizens and their right to speak up?  Or should children's fiction be about escapism and entertainment?  How can authors combine the two and what is our responsibility to reflect current events in our fiction? 

Our panelists are Louise Johns Shepherd, of the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education, Katherine Rundell and Sita Brahmachari, both Waterstones prize-winning authors, and the discussion will be chaired by Grace Latter, MG and YA fiction blogger at Almost Amazing Grace.  

Please come and put some questions to our talented panel over a glass of wine, we'd love to see you there! 


Katherine Rundell, Waterstones Prize-winning author of Rooftoppers

Sita Brahmachari, author of the Waterstones Prize-winning Artichoke Hearts 

Louise Johns Shepherd, Chief Executive of CLPE

Chair: Grace Latter, blogger for Almost Amazing Grace

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