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.

In Conversation with Val McDermid and Mark Billingham

Sat, 20 Oct 2018
3.00pm - 4.00pm
How do you become bestselling crime writers? How do you stay bestselling crime writers?

Join the conversation between two international bestsellers - Val McDermid and Mark Billingham, as they pin point the moments that made it possible for them to become the writers they are today.

Where are the highs and the lows? Into the mix will be talk of their latest books, 'Broken Ground' and 'The Killing Habit'.

Please note Tickets bought online to be picked up at the box office will be available to collect on the door of the event.

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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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