Sir Michael Morpurgo: Reflections of War and Fiction

Sun 27 Sep

Sunday, 27 September 2020

4.30pm - 5.30pm

In Conversation | Online Only

Sir Michael Morpurgo: Reflections of War and Fiction

Join Sir Michael Morpurgo as he discusses turning the subject of war into fiction and his new picture book adaption of War Horse.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Michael Morpurgo


Former Children’s Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo has adapted his much-loved novel War Horse for a picture book audience. War Horse has become one of the country’s most loved war stories. The friendship between a boy and his horse helps children understand the history and deadly chaos of the First World War.

Join us to hear Sir Michael talk about how he turns the subject of war into fiction for children and adults.

Sir Michael Morpurgo is an English author, poet, playwright, and librettist. He is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982), which has been adapted for the stage and screen, and is now a picture book. With the poet Ted Hughes, he helped establish the Children’s Laureate, a role he held between 2003 and 2005. A former teacher, he has worked with children for over 60 years and founded the Farms for City Children Scheme in the 1970s which continues to this day. Knighted in 2018, he campaigns for storytelling in schools and books for children.

A copy of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse Picture Book can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Sunday, 27 September 2020
4.30pm - 5.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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