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Durham Book Festival 2014 Events for Schools

New Writing North and Northumbria University

Monday, 6 October 2014 from 13:30 to 15:30 (BST)

Durham Book Festival 2014 Events for Schools

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Daljit Nagra: The Retold Ramayana 6th October 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
When Daljit Nagra was a boy, his relatives told him stories of Rama’s quest to rescue his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, Lord of the Underworld. Now Daljit tells you his version of the tale through wild words, beautiful projections and the help of a million-strong monkey army. Acclaimed British poet Daljit Nagra won the Forward Prize for both his first collection of poetry, in 2007, and its title poem, Look, We Have Coming to Dover!. Ramayana: A Retelling was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Suitable for ages 11+, KS3, KS4, KS5
Ended £2.78 £0.70
Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom: Charlie's War 7th October 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
Award-winning author/illustrator team Mick Manning and Brita Granström bring to life, through words and images, the experiences of Mick’s grandfather, Charlie, during World War One. Charlie’s War Illustrated movingly recounts the ‘war to end all wars’, from the trenches and guns to the friendships and songs soldiers shared. Mick Manning and Brita Granström have won numerous prizes, including a fifth English Association Award for Charlie’s War Illustrated. They have also been shortlisted for the 2013 and 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award – the biggest children’s literature prize in the world. Suitable for ages 8-12, KS2, KS3
Ended £2.78 £0.70
Helen Stephens: How to Hide a Lion from Grandma; 7th October 2014 11am-11:45am
Join author and illustrator Helen Stephens for storytelling and live drawing, as she introduces her latest picture book, How to Hide a Lion from Grandma. Iris has a very big secret — she lives with a lion — that she has to hide from her visiting grandma! Helen Stephens is the winner of multiple awards, particularly for the much-loved Fleabag and How to Hide a Lion, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Red House Children’s Book Award. Suitable for ages 5+, KS1
Ended £2.78 £0.70
Meg Rosoff: Picture Me Gone; 7th October 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
We’re delighted to welcome Carnegie Medal-winning author Meg Rosoff, as she introduces her hugely anticipated sixth novel, Picture Me Gone. Mila has a gift: she can read a room, a person, a situation, and tell if you are happy, or pregnant, or having an affair, and now Mila is on a mission: a mission to find her father’s best friend, Matthew, who has gone missing. Meg Rosoff’s debut novel, How I Live Now, won the Guardian and Branford Boase awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. Meg has written four more critically- acclaimed novels including Just in Case, which won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. Suitable for ages 13+, KS3, KS4, KS5
Ended £2.78 £0.70
TEACHER TICKET: Daljit Nagra: The Retold Ramayana 6th October 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm   more info Ended Free £0.00
TEACHER TICKET: Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom: Charlie's War 7th October 2014 9:45am - 10:30am   more info Ended Free £0.00
TEACHER TICKET: Helen Stephens: How to Hide a Lion from Grandma; 7th October 2014 11am-11:45am   more info Ended Free £0.00
TEACHER TICKET: Meg Rosoff: Picture Me Gone; 7th October 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm   more info Ended Free £0.00
Twilight Session with Daljit Nagra: 6th October 2014, 5pm-6.30pm   more info Ended £15.00 £1.48

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Event Details

 Durham Book Festival for Schools returns to Durham Johsnton School for two days of exciting author events for young people of all ages.

For more information visit www.durhambookfestival.com or call Rebecca Wilkie on 0191 204 8855 (between 9.30am-5.50pm)

Schools can pay by credit card for tickets but we encourage you to select 'other payment options' underneath the 'Order Now' button and request an invoice to be sent out to the school.

Do you have questions about Durham Book Festival 2014 Events for Schools? Contact New Writing North and Northumbria University

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Durham Johnston School
Crossgate Moor Gardens
DH1 4SU Durham
United Kingdom

Monday, 6 October 2014 from 13:30 to 15:30 (BST)


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New Writing North and Northumbria University

New Writing North is the reading and writing development agency for the north of England, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Northumbria University, Newcastle was awarded the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2012, as well as The Journal’s Culture Award for Best Arts and Business Partnership in 2013. 


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