Manx Litfest 2016 - Sally Gardner: On Dyslexia

The Sally Gardner event will now be going ahead tonight, 29th September, starting at 7pm. 


As part of Manx Litfest on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm - 7:15pm Sally Gardner will be at the library!


Sally Gardner is a multi-award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty-two languages. As a child, she was classified as ‘unteachable’ - before anyone mentioned the word ‘dyslexia’. She learned to read at fourteen, and hasn’t looked back since. Her novel Maggot Moon - featuring dyslexic hero Standish Treadwell - won both the Costa Children's Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal 2013, and she won the 2005 Nestle Children's Book Prize for her debut novel I, Coriander.
Sally will talk about her writing and dyslexia and its impact on children's learning. As she says: ‘We accept a diversity in sexuality and yet we refuse the accept diversity in the way children learn. Hasn't the time come for us to start celebrating the differences in ways in which we learn and look at the world?’


This is a free event - but space is limited in the library, so please reserve a place by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 696461.

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