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Sunday 16 March 2008

Martin Waddell in conversation with Jenny Stoker


OWL BABIES illustrations (c) 1992 Patrick Benson

Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ

Time: 7.00-8.30pm
Venue: The Anna Freud Centre, 21 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SD

Nearest tube Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines), Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line) Hampstead (Northern line) and Belsize Park (Northern line). See a location map.
Tickets: £12/£6 concessions (includes a glass of wine or juice)

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The first event in the Connecting Conversations Children's Series, developed with lead partner The Anna Freud Centre. Using examples from Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? Martin Waddell talks to Jenny Stoker about the art of writing for children, the inspiration for his books and the role stories play in helping children to deal with their own fears and emotions.


Martin Waddell is the author of many engaging children's favourites. Starry Night won the 1986 Other Award, was a runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. he has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear?

Jenny Stoker, author of You and Your Toddler, is a psychoanalyst who works with adults and children. She is also a member of staff at the Anna Freud Centre and ran a parent and toddler group there for many years.


Women's Therapy Centre

With funding from the Developing Psychoanalytic Practice and Training Program (DPPT)
of the International Psychoanalytical Association

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