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Exploring Myth & Folklore with David A. Robertson & Eloise Williams

October 01 at 9:00am

Canadian author David A. Robertson talks about his new book The Barren Grounds, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series inspired by C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia and Indigenous Canadian ‘stories of the sky’. David will be in conversation with Eloise Williams, Children’s Laureate Wales (2019 – 2021). Both their books explore our connections to myth and folklore and the landscape, placing young protagonists at the heart of stories of adventures and quests.

This event will be followed by a live Q&A. Age guideline 7-11, 11-13.

The Reading is Magic Festival will promote creativity and connection through stories and shared experiences, creating content for children and young people in primary and secondary schools. The Festival will open its virtual doors on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

David A Robertson’s podcast explores who he is, where his family comes from and the importance of learning about and understanding our personal histories in order to build resilience and connection: cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/425-kiwew


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