Hays & our partners All Around Reading are delighted to invite you to join us for our next free online author event with Louisa Reid.
Living in the north-west of England, Louisa Reid writes primarily for young adults, although her novels are widely read by adults, too. She is an English teacher and spends most of her spare time reading or writing the kind of books young people might love.
She is the author of the YA verse novels Gloves Off, nominated for the Carnegie Medal; Wrecked, which was selected for both the Read for Empathy collection & National Poetry Day, and recently published Activist (Guppy Books). Her books contain themes of female empowerment and personal freedom. Her recent verse novel showcases the determination with which young activists are ready to challenge the multiple inequalities of our world. It is a story about rising up.
During this session we will be discussing various themes from Louisa’s recent verse novel ‘Activist’ and exploring
• How schools can facilitate difficult discussions around consent & respect
• How schools can combat the rising tide of misogyny, sexist bullying and fear of sexual violence
• How to create safe spaces for disclosure
• How to empower girls to speak out
We will be joined for the panel discussion by Keziah Featherstone – an experienced teacher of English and current Headteacher at a fully comprehensive secondary school in the West Midlands. Keziah is strategic leader & co-founder of WomenEd and a member of the Head’s Roundtable.
Our panel for this discussion:
Joy Court & Tricia Adams - All Around Reading
Louisa Reid - Author
Keziah Featherstone - Headteacher – Q3 Academy Tipton
Michelle Storer - Director at Hays Education
We are keen to receive any questions for the panel in advance & welcome you to join us for an afternoon of research, insights, and discussion.
IMPORTANT: Please don't forget to add the event to your calendar after submitting your registration