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.

The Moss House

Wed, 29 Sep 2021
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Join author Clara Barley to speak about her novel, The Moss House.

In the mid-19th century Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship. Sadly, the world is not yet ready for Anne Lister, a woman ahead of her time. The lovers retreat to the Moss House, for privacy and a sanctuary from prying eyes. Can their tranquillity last though as they are drawn into the turmoil of a changing world and divided families.

In The Moss House, we discover Anne Lister’s lifelong struggle to be her true self as she finally finds love with Ann Walker.

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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 £75! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with prizes for primary and secondary.

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