Children’s & Young People’s Reading with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Children’s & Young People’s Reading with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Q&A and Reading
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    Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Date Thursday June 2nd 2022, 10:00 - 10:45 BST
Location Online

Kiran Millwood Hargrave reads from

Julia and the Shark and The Deathless Girls 

(recommended age: 8+)

Arvon at Home Readings for Children and Young People are designed with freedom in mind: freedom to think and learn. They offer online opportunities for young people aged 8 and upwards to engage with the writing of an established author, and to learn how they go about putting ideas down on the page. Each reading takes place outside of the curriculum and includes a Q&A in which to ask questions. They’re also completely free!

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the author of eight novels for children and adults. Her books for children include the award-winning The Girl of Ink & Stars, A Secret of Birds & Bone, and Julia and the Shark. Her novels for adults are the Times-?bestselling The Mercies, and The Dance Tree. 

Between them, her books have won numerous awards including a Betty Trask Award, Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Historical Association Young Quills Award, Waterstones Children’s Gift of the Year, and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year. They have been long- or shortlisted for the Prix Femina, the Jhalak Prize, the CILIP Carnegie Award, the Branford Boase Award, the Blue Peter Best Story Award, Costa Children’s Book Prize, and Foyles’ Book of the Year, amongst others..

Join us to hear about Kiran’s journey as a writer, learn some of the secrets of her craft, and of course, ask your questions!

The reading and Q&A will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Cost: Free 

Online: Free

If you are able to, donations are encouraged. Suggested donation £5.

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I feel much more confident about short stories now! In such a short time I feel I was given such a great overview and the reader/tutor was so generous with their feedback and knowledge.
— How I Write participant
Very lovely. It had an intimate feeling despite it being a Zoom event and all of us being in different places.
— How I Write participant
"What a brilliant reading. It was intimate and moving and very listener friendly. I loved it and will be back for more."
— How I Write Participant



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