New Words 2012

Charlie Ashton

Stories for children aged 8 upwards


Saturday 1 September 2012
11.30am – 12.30pm


Brander Library, Huntly [Map]

Admission free

Charlie's stories are generally read by children. He makes frequent visits to other countries and will be talking about some of the things he has encountered in his travels. Suitable for children from age 8 upwards.

Charlie Ashton

Charlie Ashton was brought up in Fife, Sussex and Perth. Went to university in Edinburgh, where he photocopied his first fifty poems and flogged them for cider money. Went on to study German poet Hölderlin and so became Dr Ashton. Worked on farms, historic house restoration, had lots of children, newspaper editor, gardener, smallholder, just whatever helped them limp along when the money was tight. Still married, still forgiven. Still going strong with the stories, but he doesn't like it as much as writing poetry. Author of the acclaimed Dragon Fire trilogy. Charlie's books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the W. H. Smith Mind Boggling Fiction Award and the Smarties Book Prize.

Promoted by

Huntly Hairst Food and Farming Festival
Brander Library

Supported by

North East Writers

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