Posts Tagged ‘writing festival’

  1. School visits: bonus time


    September 18, 2014 by Lydia Syson

    There’s something particularly satisfying about reading creative work that’s been produced by students after a school visit.  Last summer I went to talk to a group of Year 9 girls at Streatham and Clapham High School, who were – most impressively – finding out about the Spanish Civil War in Spanish.  I thought it was such an imaginative approach to learning a language, and it was fantastic to meet students so engaged with the history and culture of Spain.  Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to give my talk in Spanish. Even better, the project led to some wonderful pieces of writing in English, the best of which – by Anna and Lulu – you can read below.  keep reading

  2. 13th-15th June Shoutabout! Festival at South Bank University


    March 4, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    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.


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"A mesmerising portrait of a family unravelling" THE TIMES (Best historical fiction in 2018)

"Powerful, intense and beautiful" HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

"This tense, evocative, richly-imagined novel conjures the voices of a strange time and place, and makes them universal" EMMA DARWIN

"A wonderful book" CAROL DRINKWATER

"A fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"Syson brings history alive" THE OBSERVER

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