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Jane Austen in the (primary) classroom

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2017 marks the 200th anniversary since Jane Austen’s death. The English Association 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 the 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: Lizzy Bennet’s Diary: Exploring literature and history through the diary form – with special reference to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Maya Zakrzewska-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 / £15 for teacher trainees (includes lunch and refreshments)

Maximum participants: 40

Conference bookstore: Norfolk Centre for Children’s Books.

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

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