June 21, 2017

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Why Writing Matters

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Marking the first ever National Writing Day, children’s novelist, poet and performer Michael Rosen speaks about the power of writing, especially the need for creativity in the school curriculum. Rosen has written 140 books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, written after the sudden death of his son Eddie at the age of eighteen, and This Is Not My Nose: A Memoir of Illness and Recovery. National Writing Day, coordinated by literacy charity First Story, involves creative writing activities across the country. To open the RSL event, London school pupils will read some of the work they have produced during the day. Afterwards, you are invited to a 30-minute writing workshop in one of the British Library Reading Rooms to try your hand at writing on a topic set by Michael Rosen. The evening will end with a drinks reception to celebrate the day.

Workshop space is limited so if you wish to take part please email ally@rsliterature.org to reserve your place.

 

             

June 21st, 2017 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
British Library
Knowledge Centre
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

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