Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture: February 2018 Newsletter



The Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture: celebrating excellence in children’s literature

February Newsletter

Booking is now open for Frances Hardinge’s 2018 lecture, Peopling the Dark
The lecture will take place at 5.00pm on the 19th of April in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge, CB2 8PH. After the lecture there will be a short wine reception. 
Frances’ highly acclaimed children’s novels include Fly By NightTwilight Robbery, the Carnegie-shortlisted Cuckoo Song and Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree. For her Philippa Pearce lecture, she will explore unseen and half-seen figures of menace and malice in children’s literature, including Philippa Pearce’s The Shadow-Cage.
This year sees the lecture celebrating its tenth anniversary. Both lecture and reception are free to the public, but are supported by Homerton College and also by personal donations. Please consider donating – you can do so easily by clicking the red donation box at the Philippa Pearce Lecture website: www.pearcelecture.com
To book your ticket please use the form on the booking page of the website. You will receive a confirmation email that includes your e-ticket. Print it out or download a mobile version, and take this with you to the lecture.

PHILIPPA PEARCE died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in literature for children and to emphasize its continuing vital importance.  

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