Literary Archive Event: Writing for Children

Following the ‘sold out’ success of our earlier three sessions examining Biography, Women and Writing of Fiction, and Poetry, we are delighted to invite you and a guest to our fourth Literary Archive event on Saturday 25 February when we will be discussing Writing for Children.

Newnham’s members include many writers whose books have given great pleasure and stimulation to young – and not so young – readers.

Fellow Emerita and former Director of Studies in History, Gill Sutherland, will open the day with an account of Newnham’s Rogers Collection and reflections of her own, offering a springboard to discussion for our later speakers. Arthur Ransome expert, Christina Hardyment (NC 1964), will discuss her research and his work. Distinguished Newnham writers, Caroline Lawrence (NC 1977), Mary Hoffman (NC 1964), Sue Limb (NC 1965) and Griselda Heppel (NC 1975) have all kindly agreed to share their wisdom and experience in writing in this genre. The panel discussion in the afternoon, chaired by former Literary Fund Fellow Anne Rooney, will be open to the floor and we hope that many other Newnham writers will be present and participate.

A full programme of events can be found here.

***Bookings for this event have now closed***