Get ready for the Children's Festival!

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a healthy dose of toilet humour! We're very excited about Nick Arnold's 'Horrible Science Show' which brings the multi-award winning Horrible Science series to life.

Fun-packed events

Little readers have lots of opportunities to talk to our authors. There will be terrific tales, creative crafts and fantastic facts! Celebrate the love of reading and inspire their imaginations with our line-up of children's events.

Panel Event: Houses by the Sea

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Date
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Time
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue Room
Beverley Art Gallery
Description
Bestselling authors Harriet Evans and Emma Burstall explore the fascination and charm of houses by the sea.

The Wildflowers is the spellbinding new novel from Harriet Evans, the Sunday Times Top Five Bestselling author of a Place for Us and The Butterfly Summer.

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative - adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him - it comes for us all, sooner or later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

Emma writes warm, funny, heartfelt books about women and for women. Her latest series is set in the fictional Cornish village of Tremarnock and 'A Cornish Secret' continues the story of the village and the people who live there.

Please note: Tickets for this event are no longer available to buy online. A limited number of tickets can be purchased on the door of the event. Cash and card payments accepted. Tickets previously purchased online can be picked up at the event using your booking reference number.

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Poetryscope

Using the power of poetry to educate people about dementia. Local poet Catherine Scott is working with East Riding secondary schools around the theme of dementia. Young people will perform their poetry at library reminiscence sessions, for those living with dementia and their carers. A project we are excited to be piloting in the East Riding.

Watch this space! We'll share more when the time comes

Poetry Competition

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with one prize for primary and one for secondary.

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