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Michael awarded honorary degree by Newcastle University

Newcastle University has made Michael an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his outstanding achievements as a children’s author and supporter of children’s rights, and recognising his strong connections to the North East. Alongside his writing and charity work, the honorary degree also celebrates Michael’s links to Newcastle. He is a Patron of Seven… Read More

Michael and Clare Morpurgo become patrons of Seven Stories

We are delighted to share the news that Michael and Clare Morpurgo have become patrons of Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, joining David Almond, Lord Beecham of Benwell and Newcastle, David Lloyd, Philip Pullman CBE, Michael Rosen, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Elizabeth Hammill OBE and Mary Briggs OBE.  They are… Read More

Michael Morpurgo talks to Books for Keeps

For the latest edition of the Books For Keeps magazine, Michael Morpurgo has given an interview to talk about his new book, Such Stuff, and the brand new exhibition at Seven Stories. Click here to read the full interview!… Read More

War Horse – featured on Blue Peter!

In celebration of the opening of Seven Stories’ Michael Morpurgo exhibit, A Lifetime in Stories, the BBC’s Blue Peter took a look at some of the pieces from the exhibit. Watch the episode on iPlayer now, and from 18:15 you could see the first ever handwritten draft of War Horse! Simply… Read More

A lifetime in Stories – now open at Seven Stories!

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books introduces an exclusive exhibition drawn directly from Michael Morpurgo’s extensive archive donated to Seven Stories in 2015. Michael visited the exhibition for the opening, along with with David Almond and Seven Stories’ very own Story Catcher, Jayne. Michael & Joey, reunited… Read More

A lifetime of stories from Michael Morpurgo – in pictures

July 2016 will see the opening of the Michael Morpurgo exhibition at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, with The Guardian offering readers a sneak peek at what’s in store for visitors. Have a look at the manuscripts, photos, notebooks and memorabilia being exhibited here! For… Read More