Thank you, Jacqueline Wilson!

Last month, I went to a writing workshop led by the fantastic Jacqueline Wilson. Jacqueline Wilson is Chancellor at the University of Roehampton, where I am studying, so I thought I would pop along and see what she had to say.

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After the Fire by Will Hill

A survivor from a religious cult tells her side of the story and learns to deal with the world Outside.

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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and the YA Book Prize 2018

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Lords of Arcadia by John Goode and JG Morgan

Kane thinks he is a normal teenage boy – or, in his words, a “sassy gay teenage boy” – until he falls in love with a fairy prince and realises his destiny lies outside the sleepy Iowa town of Athens. A much-needed fantasy series with a lot of attitude.

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Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

An accident throws ten-year-old Fidge into a world powered by her sister’s imagination.

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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018

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CFP: Centuries of Childhood, DCU 2018

Added to my list of events for 2018

History of Irish Childhood Research Network

CALL FOR PAPERS

 Centuries of Childhood

A conference on the history of children and childhood in Ireland and beyond

Hosted by the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University

Saturday, 16 June 2018

This conference’s name references Centuries of Childhood, the title of the 1962 English translation of Philippe Ariès’s  L’enfant et la vie familiale sous l’Ancien Régime, the book that helped to launch the history of children and childhood as an academic discipline. The conference builds on previous initiatives in Ireland to foster this area of historical enquiry, such as the foundation of the History of Irish Childhood Research Network in 2014, in order to provide a fresh forum for researchers to discuss topics and themes related to the history of children and childhood (including adolescence) over the centuries both in Ireland and beyond its shores.

Suggested topics and themes might include but are not…

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The CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist for 2018

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OK, here we go! This year I will succeed!

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The Harry Potter Effect at the British Library

 

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Last week, I attended a talk at the British Library in association with the Royal Society of Literature titled “The Harry Potter Effect”.

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