Tuesday, 2 April 2013

World Book Day 7th March

World Book Day turned into several busy weeks, visiting eight schools and three festivals in February and March. 

Bishop's Stortford Festival of Literature

There were a diverse range of speakers at the Bishop's Stortford Festival, including George Alagiah, Adam Hart-Davis, poet Brian Patten, novelist Rachel Joyce and Olympic gold motivator Ben Hunt-Davis, among other writers and illustrators. 

http://www.bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk/events/events-festival-literature-2013/ 




Hazlegrove Festival for Literature 

The first literary festival for Hazlegrove, this proved to be a huge success with authors including Helen Dunmore, Chris Riddell, Angie Sage and more. 

The pupils were extremely enthusiastic, especially when we tried to fly a teacher across the theatre. 

(photos to follow)

http://www.hazlegrove.co.uk/2275/prep-curriculum/english/literary-festival/





Aye Write Festival 

I was chuffed to be invited to be part of the Aye Write Festival for schools at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. In just one week, over 11,000 children passed through the library doors attending author events and workshops.

At the Mitchell Library in Glasgow


Authors and organisers in Steve Hartley's giant frilly knickers! 


Author Books and Children Day in Frome, run by the brilliant independent book shop, Hunting Raven Books.

Five authors; Maudie Smith, Sam Gayton, Jessica Ahlberg, Jackie Morris and myself were invited to be part of an author day in Frome. The event was so popular that tickets sold out and we were shipped out to local schools too.




http://www.huntingravenbooks.co.uk/our-christmas-cracker/






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