Author event: Award-winning writers on how teachers and librarians can use fiction to explore challenging issues with teens

AUTHOR EVENT, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, 6PM, THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2016

Praise for HERE I STAND

  • The Guardian: ‘A thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems, celebrating freedoms whilst quietly mourning their loss’
  • Sunday Times Children’s Book of the week: ‘These compelling and accessible tales explore how thoughtlessness can contribute to the suffering of others’

Teachers and librarians are invited to join leading authors for a thought-provoking discussion on reading, diversity and social action, following the recent publication of a new Amnesty teen anthology Here I Stand: Stories that speak for Freedom.

Award-winning authors Elizabeth Laird, Bali Rai, Sita Brahmachari and performance poet Amy Leon will read extracts from their contributions to Here I Stand, addressing gritty contemporary human rights subjects such as child sex trafficking, child carers and racism and the importance of making young teen readers aware of these issues.

The event is part of Amnesty's education programme on using fiction to explore human rights. The discussion will be followed by a ‘TeachMeet’ where the audience can learn about, share and celebrate ways in which schools can put human rights at the heart of their communities.

What: Author event - Here I Stand: using fiction to inspire teens in the classroom

Who: Award-winning authors Elizabeth Laird, Bali Rai, Sita Brahmachari and performance poet Amy Leon with teachers and librarians

When: 6pm, Thursday 15 September

Where: Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Price: Free

Register for a place at www.amnesty.org.uk/events/here-i-stand-author-event-and-teachmeet

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