Join Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature John Bowen, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner Alex Wheatle and teacher-author Mary Hind-Portley for this one hour workshop.
Explore how Dickens’ childhood experiences, research and work as a journalist shaped his understanding of social inequality and injustice, and how this can speak to young readers today.
- John Bowen will talk about Dickens and his times, social injustice - and ghosts!
- Alex Wheatle will discuss Dickens as an inspiration and explore the key contemporary issues that might inform his writing if he were alive today.
- Mary Hind-Portley will share ready-to-teach classroom ideas using rich non-fiction sources from The British Library's Discovering Literature website.
Following the event, delegates will receive a digital resource pack, collated by Mary Hind-Portley, featuring practical teaching ideas for a range of Discovering Literature collection items.
Image: A Christmas Carol in prose. Being a Ghost-story of Christmas ... With illustrations by John Leech. 1843. The British Library.
|When:||, 16:00 – 17:00|
|Price:||Admission: Free entry|