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YLG East Midlands - Unconference & CKG Discussion Day 2018
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YLG East Midlands - Unconference & CKG Discussion Day 2018

The East Midlands Youth Libraries Group would like to invite you to join them for their 2018 Unconference on Saturday 6th October! We look forward to bringing you an exciting day of talks and discussions (including award-winning author Bali Rai), sessions from Education Umbrella & Renaissance Learning, and the chance to discuss anything that you want to bring to the table! We'll also be asking for your help to choose our nominations for the 2019 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals.

When: 8th September 2018
10:00am to 3:45pm
Where: Northampton International Academy
9 Mill Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire  NN2 6AX
United Kingdom
Presenter: YLG East Midlands
Contact: YLG East Midlands Events

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The Unconference will take place at Northampton International Academy (9 Mill Road, Northampton, NN2 6AX) from 10.00am - 3.45pm

Full programme:

10:00am          -           Arrival & Coffee

10:15am          -           Welcome

10:30am          -           Carnegie Discussion

11:15am          -           Coffee

11:30am          -           Kate Greenaway Discussion

12:15pm         -           Lunch/ book signing/ networking

13:00pm         -           Workshop 1

13:45pm         -           Coffee

14:00pm         -           Workshop 2

14:45pm         -           Speaker Bali Rai & CKG announcement

15:45pm         -           Close

Our discussion list for the 2019 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals:


• The Polar Bear Explorer's Club - Alex Bell

• I Am Thunder - Muhammad Khan

• The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day - Christopher Edge

• Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

• Things a Bright Girls Can Do - Sally Nicholls

• Rebound - Kwame Alexander

 Kate Greenaway:

• Unplugged - Steven Antony (Illustrator & Author)

• Illegal - Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator), Eoin Colfer (Author) & Andrew Donkin (Author)

• Fantastically Great Women who Made History - Kate Pankhurst (Illustrator & Author)

• Migration - Jenni Desmon (Illustrator) & Mike Unwin (Author)

• Read the Book, Lemmings! - Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator) & Amy Dyckman (Author)

• The Rhythm of the Rain - Grahame Barker-Smith (Illustrator & Author)


Tickets cost £10 + VAT, and can be purchased here. For any enquiries please contact

Please note that lunch will not be provided so you will have to bring your own.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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