Writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson to talk about her work at the Bronte Parsonage Museum (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson to talk about her work at the Bronte Parsonage Museum
Children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be reading from her new book as part of an arts programme organised by the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
The writer, who has penned more than 40 books loved by young readers around the world, will be talking about her work, including new book Sapphire Battersea, on Thursday, October 27.
Jacqueline’s awards include the Children’s Book of the Year, the Smarties Medal and the Children’s Book Award. In 2002, she was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools, and from 2005 to 2007 she was Children’s Laureate.
A great admirer of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, she has written the introduction to the Whites Pocket Classic edition of the novel.
The Parsonage’s autumn/winter contemporary arts programme, which runs until March 2012, includes an appearance by the screenwriter for the upcoming new film adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Olivia Hetreed.
Artist-in-residence Rebecca Chesney will be setting up a weather station at the Parsonage to record weather readings over the next year. She will then cross-reference the data with weather descriptions in the Brontes’ letters and novels to compare how the weather in Haworth has changed since the Brontes’ day.
Working with local people to collect the information, Rebecca will use her research to create an exhibition of new work for the museum next summer.
For details of the arts programme, ring (01535) 642323.