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The FT Weekend Literary Festival

We've been busy adding all the events for children and young people at this year's FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. And what a line-up! Philip … [read more]

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Ilkley Literature Festival: Story Explorers and Story Wizards

Do you know an 8-11 year old who loves reading and writing stories? If they're in West Yorkshire, Ilkley Literature Festival's weekly book sessions … [read more]

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Book Events for Schools

Here at Book Events for Children we are celebrating a busy few months for our new service, Book Events for Schools, which organises author visits to … [read more]

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Anneliese Emmans Dean interview for National Non-Fiction November

York-based poet, performer and photographer Anneliese Emmans Dean is the author of Buzzing!, a National Insect Week recommended book, which was … [read more]

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Angie Sage at Ilkley Literature Festival: Review

A darkening room on an autumn afternoon provided the perfect backdrop to Angie Sage’s workshop about Araminta Spook, the ghost-hunting heroine of her … [read more]

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Caryl Hart at Ilkley Literature Festival: Review

Watching Caryl Hart in action during her Whiffy Wilson session, I was struck by the calm and unflappable way she ran the workshop. Here was a … [read more]

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Yasmeen Ismail at Ilkley Literature Festival: Review

“There’ll be tears and laughter” joked Yasmeen Ismail at the start of her event and she was certainly half right in her predictions; although we were … [read more]

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Lauren Child at Ilkley Literature Festival: Review

A quick glance round the audience of Lauren Child’s recent Ilkley Lit Fest event would have seen ‘middle children’ throughout the audience nodding in … [read more]

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Andy Seed’s ‘Patron of Reading’ visit to Heather Garth Primary Academy, Rotherham

This week I have had the pleasure of accompanying author and poet Andy Seed on a visit to Heather Garth Primary Academy in Rotherham, where he is … [read more]