Teaching today is often undervalued, but poet and writer Kate Clanchy and young adult author Bali Rai have experienced its priceless power to inspire and change lives. Working with the excluded, the difficult, the migrants and refugees, they have helped young people find their voices and channel their experiences into some heartbreakingly brilliant prose and poetry.

For details about the creative writing work that Bali has done for ChipLitFest with young people in non-mainstream education, click here.

This event will be chaired by Cathy Rentzenbrink.