28.5.08

Hay You

At the Guardian site you can listen to a podcast on children's writing from the Hay Festival. Claire Armistead talks to Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry), Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), plus the poet and performer Lemn Sissay who is a patron of The Letterbox Club.

Here's a bit about that initiative: It focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 7-11 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

The podcast is about half an hour long and full of all kinds of goodies, but you really need to listen to the first few minutes just for the voices of the children.

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