Being so close to London, we benefit from the expertise and close contact with many members of the UKLA, and also have access to a number of events run in the London area. In recent years, we have also increased the profile of UKLA in the South East area, with our first UKLA Regional Conference in July 2018. The day, hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University, featured a selection of workshops focusing on Writing for Pleasure, as well as key-note speeches by Michael Rosen and Piers Torday.
I am particularly interested in comprehension and all that is entailed in being ‘good’ at comprehension, often with a broader spectrum beyond purely ‘reading’. I am also passionate about children’s writing and the need to develop children’s voice in a world of ever-changing media.