Get ready for the Children's Festival!

Inspiring your children's love of reading with a variety of authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs!

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.

A. A. Dhand/Marnie Riches: Criminally Gritty in the City

Sat, 17 Oct 2020
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Exploring our fascination with Urban Noir Marnie Riches and AA Dhand discuss the worlds of their hard-boiled detectives Harry Vardee, George McKenzie and Bev Saunders.

Whether Bradford, Manchester or London, the cities themselves become characters in these gritty crime novels set against the canvas of gloomy northern climates and infused with the corruption, injustice and inequality of urban life.

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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 prizes for primary and secondary.

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