Michael Rosen: Why Writing Matters

Michael Rosen  Credit Goldsmiths University of London

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Michael Rosen speaks about the power of writing to mark the first 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 to celebrate the first ever National Writing Day. Introduced by Tim Robertson.

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 is coordinated by educational charity First Story and involves creative writing activities across the country.

To open the event, London school pupils read some of the work they have produced during the day to set the scene for Rosen's talk.

After the talk, ticketholders are invited to take part in free 30-minute writing workshop in one of the British Library Reading Rooms out of hours to try their hand at writing on a topic set by Michael Rosen. Please note that workshop space is limited so if you wish to take part please email events@bl.uk early to reserve your place.

The evening ends with a drinks reception to celebrate the day.

In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature


Name: Michael Rosen: Why Writing Matters
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full price: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546