Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Richard Walker-Hardwick (Kicked Out)
Check out this author, a social worker who felt that
"Too much of the interaction with young people was directed downwards." and
"The staff at hostels and youth offending services do a very good job, but every interaction is so formal."
Richard explores in his novel Kicked out, youth homelessness, drug and alcohol use, anti-social and violent behaviour, mental health, self harm and rejection and bereavement. He also states that the story is about loyalty, survival, excitement and a shocking discovery.
The book launch is at Waterstones in Newcastle on April 9th from 6.30-8.00 and also appearing with Richard will be a performance by Rik Fury, lead singer in South Shields band Dialect.
Richard also teaches creative writing in Frankland Prison near Durham.