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Manjeet Mann

Language: English
Genre: Activism, Inspiration, Migration
Age group: 12-14, 15-18

Award-winning author and poet Manjeet Mann shares the ways in which her background as an actor and love for her local library brought her to a career as a writer. We also hear about the writing process and inspiration for her highly-acclaimed verse novel The Crossing, the story of two teenagers from opposite sides of the world, inspired by the refugee crisis.

Shorter clips of the event are available on the BBC Scotland Learning website(this will open in a new window).

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