This one-day conference on 20th October 2011 celebrates the work of childrenís writer Jacqueline Wilson as part of the Jacqueline Wilson Festival at the University of Central Lancashire. The conference will be preceded by a public event by Jacqueline Wilson on 19th October and Jacqueline herself will be attending some of the conference.
Creator of Tracy Beaker and one of Britain's top writers for children, thereís hardly a young person in the UK that hasnít heard of Jacqueline Wilson. Over 30 million copies of Wilson's books have been sold in the UK alone and they have been translated into 34 different languages. Dame Jacqueline Wilson was Childrenís Laureate from 2005-07.
We welcome proposals from a number of perspectives and disciplines, such as literature, creative writing, publishing, journalism, marketing, education, social work and so on. Individual papers, posters and workshops as well as panel discussions around specific topics (panel leader needs to organize the panel and submit an abstract) may be submitted.
300 word abstracts should be sent to Helen Day HFDay@uclan.ac.uk by November 30th 2010.
Dr Helen Day
University of Central Lancashire
School of Journalism, Media and Communication
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