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October 2018

Exploring Children’s Literature: Fairy Stories

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
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£35

The first in our series of twilight sessions exploring different aspects of children's literature. In this session we will share a range of fairy stories for different ages from both the oral and the literary traditions. How did these stories originate? How have they changed over time? What purposes do fairy stories serve? Is there still a place for fairy tales in the 21st century? Reading fairy stories with children and teenagers. Participants are invited to bring along a favourite…

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January 2019

Exploring Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels

17th January 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
£35

In this twilight session we will be exploring the diversity of comics and graphic novels for children and young people. From adaptations of classics, to original stories; from the ligne claire style to Manga, from humour to horror and on to social realism, from series to standalones, there's a graphic novel out there for everyone. We will be challenging the myth that graphic novels are solely suited to struggling readers. While it is true that the form may be more…

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March 2019

Exploring Children’s Literature: science in fiction

14th March 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
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£35

From adventures with quantum physics to environmental thrillers, we will explore the way science features in fiction for children and teenagers. We will also take a detour into narrative nonfiction, sometimes called 'faction'. We will look briefly at the history of the Science Fiction or SF genre as well as reviewing a range of recent books Bring along your favourite science-based fiction to share with others. There will be plenty of resources to view on the day and some suggestions…

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