Jane Wilson-Howarth



Laying Ourselves Bare on June 12th

Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

On Wednesday 12th June, 7.15 – 9.00 p.m. (doors open 7.00 p.m.) at Rock Road Library, Cambridge CB1 7UAS Jane will be trying something new: a conversation with another wordsmith...

Wednesday 12th June, 7.15 – 9.00 p.m. (doors open 7.00 p.m.): ‘Laying ourselves bare: indiscretion and writing worth reading’. A discussion between two practitioners, Ian Whybrow will be in conversation with your writer-in residence Jane Wilson-Howarth. Unusually amongst writers for children, Ian is a million-copy best-seller several times over and for 20 years running he was recorded as one of the top ten most borrowed authors from British libraries. Among his best known titles, Little Wolf’s Book of Badness and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, both topped the Sunday Times best sellers list and with their sequels became instant classics. Having penned 100 books, Ian latterly has turned to poetry for adults and for the best part of four years, has written (at least) a poem a day. Ian and Jane have found common ground in not being shy about discussing farts and worse so a conversation about a lifetime mucking about with words with the straight-talking poo-doctor should be revealing. Their chat will be punctuated with a smattering of Ian’s poems.