Exploring Black History through storytelling.
An Author’s Perspective
Wednesday 8 December, 4-5pm
Writer, novelist, author and screenwriter – Catherine Johnson is passionate about telling stories of the people you don’t often see in regular history. Born to a Jamaican father and Welsh mother, Catherine will share what motivated her to write about history and how her parents storytelling captured her imagination as a child.
Catherine Johnson is a screen-writer and best-selling author of several books for children and young adults.
Her acclaimed novel Sawbones won the Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction, and her most recent book The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the YA Book Prize.
Catherine has been a Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the London institute and has mentored writers in Africa for the British Council.