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Free George Orwell Youth Prize Event

The Orwell Youth Prize is running a free event for young people at the LSE Literary Festival on Thursday 16th February 2017 at 6.00pm.

Run in conjunction with the LSE Library, they will be running a panel discussion entitled ‘Can writing change the world?’.  It will be chaired by Director of the Orwell Prize, academic and Official BBC Historian Jean Seaton, and the panel will consist of writers and journalists James Ball, Rebecca Omonira and Alan Gibbons, an award-winning young adult novelist.

It is an evening event which is open to all - both school groups and young people independently (and their parents). There is information about the panel and the event here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LiteraryFestival/2017/Early-Festival-Events/Events/Can-Writing-Change-the-World

Booking opens on 31st January and is done directly through the LSE website.  Although the festival is during half term, it is still open (and free) for students and parents to attend.

The event will be a wonderful opportunity for young people interested in a career in writing or journalism, and those interested in current affairs, politics and social justice more widely to hear from established and award-winning writers and journalists about their experiences and their craft, as well as ask them questions and visit a top-class university.

All events in the Festival are free to attend and open to all, but booking is required. E-tickets will be available to book after 10am on Tuesday 31 January via the LSE online store. For group bookings for Schools or groups of students please contact events@lse.ac.uk. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk 0207 955 6043.

It is expected that children will be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their safety and well-being.

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