Jane Austen in the Primary Classroom Workshop

Posted by hl11 at Aug 03, 2017 08:30 AM |
A one day event focused on introducing children to Jane Austen

Saturday 23 September, 2017, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 9.00 - 3.30

2017 marks the 200th anniversary since Jane Austen's death. The EA's Children's Literature SIG and the Cambridge Research and Teaching Centre for Children's Literature invite practitioners and teacher trainees to a day event focused on introducing Jane Austen to children.

The day will feature renowned author Marcia Williams whose book Lizzy Bennet's Diary makes Austen's novel exciting and accessible for young readers. Listen to Marcia talk about her book, participate in her workshop on diary writing, learn about adaptations of classics for young audiences and hear teachers share their experience of using Jane Austen in the classroom.

Get inspired, organise a Jane Austen project in your school and win a visit from Marcia Williams or book prizes!

Marcia Williams Lizzie Bennet's Diary: Exploring literature and history through the diary form - with special reference to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Maya Zakrezewska-Pim and Amy Webster: Classics and adaptations

Claire Williams and Mary Anne Wolpert: Jane Austen in the classroom

Marcia Williams and Maria Nikolajeva: Practical workshop

Conference fee: £30 (£!5 for teacher trainees) includes lunch and refreshments

Maximum participants: 40

For further information please contact Amy Webster amw203@cam.ac.uk

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