This is a one day event which is held the day before the announcement of the Children’s Laureate for 2017- The new children’s laureate will be unveiled in Hull, City of Culture 2017 and will take over from the current inspirational postholder, Chris Riddell, in a ceremony at Hull City Hall on the 7th of June.
Event Leaders: Prof Valerie Sanders / Prof Elisabeth Salter
Big Friendly Culture is working in consultation with Book Trust who run the laureate and with Hull libraries who are running a children’s literature festival later in June.
The day is in two parts:
11am-12.30pm: Panel discussion about the significance of children’s literature for the world. The experts on the panel are:
1- Prof Matthew Grenby (Newcastle University)
2- Julia Eccleshare
3- Kate Edwards (Seven Stories, Newcastle)
4- John Dunne
5- Abigail Campbell (Children’s Laureate steering group.)
To register for the morning event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1.30-3.00pm: The afternoon is an event designed for primary school children with entertainment provided by the outgoing children’s laureate, Chris Riddell.
*This event is free and non-ticketed, however we encourage people to register their interest*