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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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