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.

LJ Ross: Dark Skies

Sat, 17 Oct 2020
10.00am - 11.00am

Our celebration of the best in crime writing begins with an audience with LJ Ross.

A fabulous storyteller, this international bestselling author is best known for creating atmospheric mystery and thriller novels, including the DCI Ryan series of Northumbrian murder mysteries which have sold over five million copies worldwide. Her latest trilogy features forensic psychologist Dr Alex Gregory and a switch in location to Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Now with her own publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing, her journey into print is as fascinating and intriguing as her thrillers.

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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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