12.00: TEKSTBAD UNG Lesning og workshop med forfatter SITA BRAHMACHARI for barn 10-15 år (på engelsk)
Sita Brahmachari leder en samtale og workshop rundt hennes tre siste bokutgivelser. Samtalen vil foregå på engelsk.
Sita forteller historier om barn med ulik bakgrunn og er opptatt av at alle skal ha noen å identifisere seg med, uavhengig av kulturell bakgrunn. To av hennes bøker; Red Leaves og Coreys rock, er anbefalt av Amnesty International.
“Our sense of belonging and history, our way of thinking and seeing reflect the fact that our family and friends are spread all over the world.” Sita Brahmachari
Sita Brahmachari’s creative projects with diverse communities are at the heart of her writing. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education (Central School of Speech and Drama). She has been Writer in Residence for The Book Trust and Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. Amnesty International has endorsed her work as upholding the rights of children and families. Sita has worked in theatre and co-created a play inspired by Shaun Tan’s novel The Arrival (playscript by Bloomsbury). Her debut novel for young people Artichoke Hearts, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and her subsequent novels (Macmillan Children’s Books) have been nominated for major awards including Jasmine Skies, Tender Earth, Red Leaves and Kite Spirit. For Barrington Stoke she has written Worry Angels, Brace Mouth False Teeth, Car Wash Wish and Zebra Crossing Soul Song. Her most recent novella Corey’s Rock (Otter Barry Books) is illustrated by Jane Ray. She has contributed stories to a number of anthologies with a human rights focus and is currently under commission to Orion books for two further novels. She is the recipient of the UK Honour (2018) for her novel Tender Earth from The International Board of Books for Young People.