For ages 11-18+
Join award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and book blogger Jean Menzies, for a hugely enjoyable conversation, exploring the Gothic world of Kiran’s YA debut novel, The Deathless Girls. Gothic, intoxicating, feminist and romantic – this is the breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula.
Written as a prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the book marries the classic Gothic milieu with very contemporary YA fiction themes such as representation of marginalised communities, LGBTQ relationships, feminism and friendship.
Kiran and Jean’s conversation will carry you across hundreds of years of history, to 17th century Transylvania, stop off with Bram Stoker in the late 1800’s, and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the ways in which a literary genre established 200 years ago, can still resonate today.
Funded by the Emerald Foundation, events focus on the theme of the Gothic novel and local contemporary authors explore the idea of “write where you are”. Content is suitable for students in KS3, KS4 or A/S & A level and can be used as an introduction to the gothic genre, or to deepen and widen contextual awareness and understanding.
For each or our themed days children can take part in an exciting competition tailored to their Key Stage/ age. For more information, view our competition packs linked below: