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Jacqueline Wilson exhibition to inspire young writers

20th July 2011

Dame Jacqueline Wilson is launching an exhibition which recreates her childhood surroundings in an attempt to persuade young writers to pursue a career in literature.

The bestselling author, who was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, wrote what she claims was her first proper attempt at a novel in her bedroom at the age of nine and the exhibition will feature an exact replica of the 'bleak and bare' room.

She said the exhibition, which will be held at the Seven Stories centre in Newcastle, will hopefully show that all people need to write is imagination, rather than a wealth of visual stimuli.

'Children are often surprised that I came from a perfectly ordinary, rather poor background,' she told the BBC.

According to Wilson, the exhibition is 'a way of showing children that if you want to create anything, you don't need an expensive laptop or anything, all you need is paper and a pen'.

Wilson, who held the position of Children's Laureate between 2005 and 2007, has sold over 30 million books worldwide but is perhaps most famous for her Tracy Beaker novels, beginning with 1991's The Story of Tracy Beaker.

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