Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012
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This issue’s cover illustration is from A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond. Thanks to Hodder Children's Books for their help with this cover.
For the last three years, Brian Alderson has given a series of talks at Newcastle University on particular aspects of children's books, with examples drawn from his own collection. This (academic) year, with the intention of widening his remit, he is to devote the series to holdings from the Seven Stories Archive. The subjects are noted below, with dates; the venue is the University's Robinson Library; and the times are all 5.30pm except for the first meeting which is at 5.00pm. There is no charge and anyone interested is welcome.
9 November What We Are Talking About: the exemplary Seven Stories holding of materials by Elinor Lyon, author and sometime illustrator, and Judy Brook, author-illustrator
14 December Rooted in the 1930s: the illustrator Harold Jones and the editor Kathleen Lines
11 January Ursula Moray Williams and a lifetime of storytelling
8 February ‘The born illustrator’ – Edward Ardizzone
7 March Peter Dickinson and a loftful of paper
16 May Out of a clearer's skip – Faith Jaques, illustrator and fighter for ‘illustrators' rights’