Author Event - Malorie Blackman

Live Screening  - Wednesday 23rd November – 7:00pm-8:30pm 

Malorie Blackman explores her new memoir 'Just Sayin’ in conversation with poet Jackie Kay.

Malorie Blackman is one of Britain’s best and most beloved children’s authors, the landmark Noughts & Crosses series included among her many books. 

Her journey to becoming a writer was a long one. Before her BAFTA award wins, her OBE and appointment as Children’s Laureate in 2013, Malorie was a young girl from South London who fell in love with books and found a home in her local library. From this early embracing of the wonder of the world and long dream of becoming a writer, her life’s journey has been an eventful one marked by trauma, setbacks and triumph. 

Malorie’s new autobiography Just Sayin' is funny, frank, and full of life lessons and deeply held convictions about society, healthcare and the arts. It is the deeply personal and vividly compelling account of a natural storyteller who defied expectations and inspired a generation. 

As part of the Hive’s Migrating Communities programme, The Hive will be hosting a free live screening of an event held at the British Library, with Malorie and fellow writer Jackie Kay who will be discussing her new autobiography and everything from falling in love with books at her local library to becoming a world-renowned author, in 'Just Sayin' she says it all! 

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