Saturday, January 31, 2009

Residential Course at Le Verger

Fables and Folktales and the Stories of Philip Pullman:
A five day residential course at Le Verger, in the heart of the Burgundy countryside, from June 14th to June 20th 2009

The intention behind this five day course is to examine and discuss not just the different facets of Pullman's own writing but also their relationship to the storytelling traditions within which he works.

Course leaders: The course is led by Brian Alderson, founder of the Children's Books History Society and a former Children's Books Editor for The Times and organised by Rosemary Stones, Editor of Books for Keeps.

Participants: The course is aimed at enthusiasts who may have an academic or professional interest in children's literature.

About Le Verger: Le Verger is a beautifully renovated complex of farm buildings in a small village in the Yonne d├ępartement of Burgundy, France. It is easily reached by Eurostar and TGV or by car. Accommodation is a mixture of single and shared bedrooms. There is a swimming pool and large orchard garden. Burgundy is renowned for its Romanesque architecture, chateaux, food and wine and there will be time for visits to some of the many local places of interest.

Cost: £850 for a single room and £750 for a shared room. Price includes tuition,
food and expeditions to local places of interest.

For further details and an application form please contact Rosemary Stones, 7 Siddons Court, 39 Tavistock St, London WC2E 7NT. Tel: 020 7240 2674. Email:

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