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Reading for Pleasure: 20th Century Literature, 6 July

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Join us for the GNM Education Centre summer conference for secondary school teachers and librarians, in partnership with the British Library.

This full day conference will explore strategies to engage young people with reading and support the teaching of 20th century texts at GCSE and A-level, putting books at the heart of learning. It will focus on inspiring children to read for pleasure, approaches to reading choices, being creative with books and reading strategies that raise attainment.

The conference will be chaired by the Guardian’s children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare and Guardian books editor Claire Artmitstead. Author DJ Taylor will discuss his award winning biography of George Orwell as well as writing novels and non fiction. Sita Brahmachari, author of Artichoke Hearts - winner of the Waterstone’s children’s book prize in 2011 - Jasmine Skies, Kite Spirit, Red Leaves and Tender Earth, will discuss writing novels for young adults. There will be sessions led by authors and education professionals as well as good practice workshops on reading for pleasure in schools.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the British Library’s exhibition - Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths.

The seminar will take place at the Guardian offices at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU and the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

The conference will explore:

- Strategies to encourage wider reading.

- Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.

- Raising attainment.

- Approaches to post-1914 texts and contexts.

- The writing process and what makes a good book for young adults.

- Being creative with books.

- Sharing good practice.

- Ideas, tips and resources that can be used in the classroom.

The seminar costs £100 plus VAT (£120) which includes lunch and resources, and optional exhibition entry at 4pm to the British Library’s exhibition, Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths (usually £13.50).


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