Posts Tagged ‘CWISL’
April 11, 2016 by Lydia Syson
A quick update…
Over at The History Girls, April is Shakespeare month, though not exclusively. My contribution has been this exploration of the many different ways in which the Bard has been used by writers of children’s fiction, for which I enlisted the help of Tig Thomas, a friend, an editor and an anthologer who knows more about both Shakespeare and period children’s literature than anybody else I know.
Category News | Tags: Carnegie Library, CWISL, library closures, library protests, Marx Memorial Library, Shakespeare in Children's Fiction, Shakespeare month, Shoutsouth
February News: National Libraries Day and Ebook Special Offers0
February 3, 2016 by Lydia Syson
If you value your local library, this Saturday is the day to show your appreciation. Find out what’s going on near you here. Southwark residents like me have lots to celebrate, as our council has not only worked hard through the cuts to keep libraries open, but in Camberwell we’ve even got a brand new one, open seven days a week, and it’s glorious. It’s hard to imagine a greater contrast to the dank, windowless basement that used to be Camberwell’s children’s library. Things are very different just over the border in Lambeth, where half the keep reading
Category News | Tags: A WORLD BETWEEN US, Camberwell Library, CWISL, Durning Library, ebook offer, ebook promo, ePub, iBook, Kobo, Lambeth Libraries, Liberty's Fire, National Libraries Day, Nook, Romantic reads, Sainsbury's ebooks, Valentine's Day reads
Summer news – updated0
August 1, 2014 by Lydia Syson
This is a bits-and-pieces, catch-up kind of a post, mostly to express my gratitude to lots of different people who’ve helped me in my work in lots of different ways over the past few months… keep reading
Category News | Tags: Anne Clark, Catherine Clarke, City University, CWISL, Felicity Bryan, Flubit competition, Im Dunklen Licht der Tage, National Literacy Trust, Picture Book Agent, Teaching and Mentoring, The History Girls, Two Turtle Doves, Where's Wally fun run
9th January 2014: Teenage Reading Group launch0
November 14, 2013 by Lydia Syson
Inspirational writer Sam Osman and I will be at Petts Wood Library from 6.30-7.30 pm to launch Bromley’s Teenage Reading Group on behalf of CWISL. If you’re aged 13-16 and enjoy reading and sharing the books you love, do come along! Meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month. Contact librarian Jenny Hawke on 01689 821607 to find out more.
Category Bookings | Tags: Bromley Library, CWISL, Launch, Sam Osman, Teenage Reading Group
The Comfort of Fellow Writers0
October 31, 2013 by Lydia Syson
Today marks my first ever contribution to a blog that I’ve found both addictive and invaluable for the past few years. I’ve written a guest post called ‘Guilty Pleasures’ about the influence of 1940s films on the writing of That Burning Summer, for ‘An Awfully Big Blog Adventure – the ramblings of a few scattered authors‘. keep reading
Category News | Tags: children's writers, CWISL, SAS, SCWBI
A small shout about…0
June 21, 2013 by Lydia Syson
This time last week I was contemplating the hidden qualities of a household sponge with a small group of Tigers . . . keep reading
Category News | Tags: Creative Writing, CWISL, Festival, Lambeth, Lewisham, London South Bank University, Southsouth, Southwark, Wandsworth
13th-15th June Shoutabout! Festival at South Bank University0
March 4, 2013 by Lydia Syson
A celebration of story-making for children and young people in South London, organised by authors and illustrators.
This is a CWISL event for invited participants in years 5-8, but anyone under 16 can join in through the online magazine Shoutabout!
In the week before, CWISL authors will be visiting libraries and schools to meet some of the children taking part, and their fellow pupils. I’ll be going to meet St Martin’s in the Fields High School for Girls at Brixton Library, Prendergast Hilly Fields College at Catford, and Bessemer Grange Primary School.
Category Bookings | Tags: CWISL, Shoutsouth, writing festival