Diverse voices? Curating a national history of children’s books

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/11/2017
All day

Location
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ


Box office contact
A limited number of spaces are available for the general public. Please contact rachel.pattinson@newcastle.ac.uk if you are interested in attending this event.

Website
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/diversevoices

General pricing info
Free, but booking essential

About Diverse voices? Curating a national history of children’s books

 

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 one-day symposium will bring together Seven Stories staff, children’s literature practitioners, publishers, academics, librarians and museum professionals to consider issues around children’s literature and race.

Confirmed speakers: Sita Brahmachari, Darren Chetty, Pam Dix, Candy Gourlay, Jake Hope, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, SF Said, Professor Karen Sands O’Connor, Alex Wheatle, Verna Wilkins

Jointly hosted by Seven Stories and Newcastle University’s Institute for Social Renewal, this event is part of Freedom City 2017, a celebration across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

Image credit: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, photography by Richard Kenworthy