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.

Murder Ancient and Modern

Sat, 16 Oct 2021
3.00pm - 4.00pm
The Festival of Words is delighted to welcome two of the most entertaining speakers on the crime writing circuit. Husband and wife, Edward Marston and Judith Cutler, compare techniques for writing about crime in the past and in the present. Their talk has been given at bookshops and writers' groups in the UK and in America.

Price £7
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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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