Kate Clanchy in conversation - 8th May 2019

Hear Kate Clanchy in conversation with Mostly Books’ owner, Sarah Dennis, as they talk about Kate’s new book Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30pm

‘Thirty years ago, just after I graduated, I started training to be a teacher. As far as I remember, it was because I wanted to change the world, and a state school seemed the best place to start. Certainly, it wasn’t a compromise or a stopgap career:
I had no thought of being a writer, then…’

Kate Clanchy has taught in state schools for nearly thirty years. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me is an extraordinary memoir, detailing a life’s work spent teaching in a national institution. The book is made up of stories; stories of the children she’s taught, some of the teachers she’s worked with and some of the lessons she’s learned along the way.

Recommended by Philip Pullman  who says it is “The best book on teachers and children and writing that I’ve ever read.” this event is not to be missed.

Kate Clanchy is a writer, teacher and journalist. She’s the recipient of several awards for her writing. In 2018, an anthology of her students’ work, England: Poems from a School, was published to great acclaim and in the same year she was awarded an MBE for services to literature.
The event will be taking place at Mostly Boks.  Tickets are £6 and include a drink plus £2 redeemable off a copy of the book.  Tickets are available on EventBrite and in the shop.  Kate will be signing copies of her book at the end of the event.

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