Words seem cheap nowa­days. They roll beneath our fin­ger­tips on social media feeds, via text mes­sages, and on the news-sites and blogs we browse on trains and bus­es. First thing in the morn­ing and last thing before sleep, we read. …

Mid­dle Read­ers in Mid­dle Earth: Reflec­tions on the Fan­ta­sy Genre for Young Read­ers Read more »

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In May 2019, I attend­ed the New­ing­ton Col­lege Fes­ti­val of Lit­er­a­ture. It was a thrilling and, at times, over­whelm­ing expe­ri­ence. Over the course of three packed days, I ran 10 one-hour work­shops with hun­dreds of inspired and inspir­ing stu­dents.  With …

New­ing­ton Col­lege Fes­ti­val of Lit­er­a­ture 2019: Salila, Nar­nia, Mid­dle-earth & North Korea Read more »