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The Brian Alderson Series: Talks about children's books
Brian Alderson was one of the pioneers of children's literature studies in Britain and is a prolific writer, reviewer, and translator. He is a leading bibliographer in the field of children's literature and a collector in his own right; his knowledge of children's publishing and book production in Britain is unmatched.
Brian has been a generous supporter of Seven Stories and children's literature in Newcastle for many years. We are pleased to present this series of talks on some of the illustrators and authors represented in the Seven Stories Collection. On each occasion, there will be an opportunity to see and handle some of the material from the Collection.
Wednesday 9 November, 5pm: 'What We Are Talking About: the exemplary Seven Stories holdings of materials by Elinor Lyon, author and sometime illustrator, and Judy Brook, author-illustrator'.
Wednesday 14 December, 5.30pm: 'Rooted in the 1930s: the illustrator Harold Jones and the editor Kathleen Lines.'
Wednesday 11 January, 5.30pm: Ursula Moray Williams and a lifetime of storytelling
Wednesday 8 February, 5.30pm: '"The born illustrator" - Edward Ardizzone'
Wednesday 7 March, 5.30pm: 'Peter Dickinson and a loftful of paper'
Wednesday 16 May, 5.30pm: 'Out of a clearer's skip - Faith Jaques, illustrator and fighter for "illustrators' rights"'
These talks will take place in Seminar Room 152 on Level One (basement) of the Robinson Library, on the Newcastle University campus. Admission is free and open to all. Note that the first talk in the series will start at 5pm; thereafter talks will start at the later time of 5.30pm.
The Robinson Library is opposite the Great North Museum, at the other end of Barras Bridge. A member of staff will be posted at the front entrance of the Library to give directions if needed.
There are maps of the campus and the city here.
For more information see here.