I am delighted to be launching a curated programme of online events celebrating writers and illustrators of exceptional repute.
Each guest has been invited for their outstanding contribution to the world of children’s literature and for the exceptional quality of their writing and illustration. Audience involvement is encouraged. You can submit questions in advance and become an active participant in the event or simply enjoy the chat.
Join me for in-depth discussions exploring exceptional careers in literature and some memorable celebrations. All from the comfort of your armchair.
Elizabeth Laird is an award-winning writer for children whose work is infused with a strong sense of social justice and adventure.
Her books feature many of the places that she has lived and travelled to. Elizabeth is known for her adventurous spirits and she keeps her audiences enthralled with stories of her many expeditions. She has taught in Malaysia and Ethiopia, and following her marriage lived in Iraq and Lebanon during the Civil War. She has written about this experience in her novel, Oranges in No Man’s Land.
Other novels include Kiss the Dust, A Little Piece of Ground, Welcome to Nowhere and A House Without Walls. Elizabeth has also collected and retold folk tales from Iraq, Iran and Ethiopia. A book for adults The Lure of the Honeybird is an account of her travels in Ethiopia. Elizabeth supports the Mandala Trust, a British charity working to support refugees in Jordan.
Ticket options include event with a copy of A House Without Walls and a signed bookplate or event only without book.
The ticket price includes Eventbrite fees and postage and packing for the with book option.
Please note international bookings are only available without the book. Please choose your option carefully
Full-time students can apply for a subsidised student ticket without a book to email@example.com Verification of student status is required. Student ticket is £7.50 and includes Eventbrite fees.