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Into Crongton with Alex Wheatle

Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017

Times: 6 - 7.30pm

Location: Percy Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Pricing: Free, book online in advance via the Seven Stories website

In this free author event, hear Alex Wheatle, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2016, talk about his young adult novels Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights and Straight Outta Crongton.

“Living in Crongton has never been easy. I had no idea things were gonna get a world more dangerous...” - Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle

How do the Freedom City themes of war, poverty and racism play out in Crongton, where gangs rule the streets?

Chaired by Professor Karen Sands O’Connor of Buffalo State University, this free public event is jointly hosted by Newcastle University’s School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.

This event accompanies the Diverse Voices? Curating a National History of Children’s Books symposium on Friday 24th November, supported by Newcastle University’s Institute for Social Renewal. A limited number of public spaces are also available for the symposium. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel Pattinson.

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