The Manchester Children’s Book Festival is a year-round programme of events, projects & activities for children, young adults and adults.

Symposium: Travel, Translation and Children’s Books

Friday 28th April 2017

Event details

For this Symposium and round table discussion, we are delighted to welcome three guest speakers:

Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary College, London

Clémentine Beauvais, University of York

Anna Kemp, Queen Mary College, London

Our topics include the impact of globalisation on contemporary childhood culture, and particularly its implications for picturebooks; the experience of writing for children and the production of books for global markets, including translations, pictures, and adaptations; and the exoticisation or negation of European spaces in the British imagination and how this affects and politicizes the process of translating books for children and young adults.

The event will be chaired by Penny Brown, whose publications include A Critical History of French Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2007).


Tickets are free of charge but booking is essential.

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue has a capacity of 40 people, and registration will close around one week prior to the event. Tea and coffee will be provided.


Friday 28th April 2017
Start time:
10:30 AM
For ages: