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CMC 2016 Keynote: Lemn Sissay

Poet Lemn Sissay opened the Making it Happen agenda at CMC 2016 in his inimitable style. The title of his talk is ‘Superman was a Foundling’ – in a wide sweep exploring childhood, and the outsider at the heart of popular culture, Lemn reveals much about the role of divergence and difference in our lives.

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Creative Keynote: Cressida Cowell

Creativity is magic, and magic is for everyone. For the 2020 Children's Media Conference, Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell champions the importance of creativity for all of us.

CMC 2018 Keynote: Michael Rosen

Children’s novelist, poet, broadcaster, and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen delivers a talk championing creativity and imagination in the face of what he calls “data-driven education”. With a performance by Rio-Leanna and Sam Castle.

Alim Kamara Storytelling Workshop

Join international storyteller and hip-hop artist Alim Kamara for a L.I.P.S. (Listen, Imagine, Participate, Share) Storytelling Workshop. Sharing engaging stories along with tips and techniques to get you ready for the stage. For children and adults.

CMC 2014 Keynote: Malorie Blackman

An inspirational creative keynote talk from Malorie Blackman OBE – bestselling author and then children’s laureate – titled ‘The right to be seen, the need to be heard’.