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Dorothy Massey

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Dorothy Massey lives in a small town in the north-east of England where she writes children’s fiction and educational materials. She has published several short stories for children in print and digital media and has won several competitions. Red God/Black God is her first published children’s novel. It was shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award 2015

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Dorothy Massey I was an undergraduate on the MA in Writing for Children at the University of Central Lancashire when the opportunity arose to visit both Zambia and…moreI was an undergraduate on the MA in Writing for Children at the University of Central Lancashire when the opportunity arose to visit both Zambia and Kenya. Those visits gave me insight into many aspects of African life, including the education system, where the poverty divide was painfully evident. I was impressed by the African people’s determination and ability to make the most of whatever resources they had, no matter how limited. Shared values and interests, especially the tradition of storytelling and strong sense of community were key inspirational and motivating factors in writing Red God/Black God. (less)
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Recently I attended an audience with children’s writer, Jacqueline Wilson at the beautiful Tyne Theatre and Opera house in Newcastle. The audience comprised almost entirely of 8-15 year old girls and their adult companions. I was probably the only unaccompanied adult there. So why was I there?
I’d heard Jacqueline Wilson speak five or six years ago whilst studying for my MA in Writing for Childr... Read more of this blog post »
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