Tough Stuff @ Bath Children’s Literature Festival

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

bath-kids-lit-festSaturday was a busy day at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. It marked the first YA Day that they’ve had, and there were lots of fantastic authors there to kick it off.

Tough Stuff! brought together three great authors, Meg Rosoff (How I Live Now, Beck), Kevin Brooks (Bunker Diary, Born Scared) and Clare Furniss (The Year of the Rat, How Not to Disappear), to discuss how far YA books can go, what’s off limits, and what’s not.

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Creative Writing In Schools @ Bath Children’s Literature Festival

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

bath-kids-lit-festWithout creative writing and creative thinking, where would we be? There would be no books, no songs and no leaps into the unknown.

On Tuesday night at the Guildhall in Bath, Paper Nations held their event “How can we keep creative writing alive in our schools?” At this point, I struggle to know what to write. I went into that hall with what I thought was a clear idea of what I was going to hear but came out with something completely different.

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