TRADITIONAL TALES WITH KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND: A seminar for teachers, librarians and students of children’s literature

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Date: Tuesday 1st November

Time: 5-7pm

Cost: FREE but booking essential

Venue: NCRCL, Digby Stuart College,

University of Roehampton,

London SW15 5PU

Prize-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland has always been fascinated by traditional tales. For centuries, these oral stories were the way that people handed down the history and values of their culture to the next generation. Today, stories from many cultures have become part of a widening heritage available to children. Through reading, retelling and discussion, this hands-on seminar will give participants the opportunity to explore the structure and language of these stories and to consider the role they have to play in the emotional and moral education of children today.

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To book tickets, contact Sian Hardy on 07789 853142 or


About Laura Atkins

I am a children's book author and editor who has worked in the children's book field for over twenty years. My published books include picture book SLED DOG DACHSHUND (illustrated by An Phan), and the middle grade biography FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP (co-written with Stan Yogi, illustrated by Yutaka Houlette). This is the first in the Fighting for Justice series - the next book about Biddy Mason to be co-written with Arisa White will come out in February 2019. I spent seven years in editorial departments in the United States where I helped to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. I continued to work as a freelance editor and as a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University in London. Now based in Berkeley, California, I work with clients all over the world. I have an MA in Children's Literature from Roehampton University, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. My website is

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