Tag: Festival

Fresh from a sell-out session for schools at The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, Read for Good Storyteller Wilf Merttens shares some of his ‘Storytelling Secrets of The Universe’!

Wilf at Cheltenham

What did you do last Tuesday? I co-wrote an epic legend with approximately three hundred and fifty 5-7yr olds. They were an uncommonly enthusiastic and talented hoard, my collaborators. Our collective efforts took place in a workshop entitled Storytelling Secrets of the Universe as part of the schools programme at the prestigious Cheltenham Literature Festival, […]

A little bit of festival magic; Vicky Pember describes why working in partnership with major literary festivals feels so special.

There’s something so magical about meeting the author of your favourite book and hearing about their inspiration for the story. As Bath Children’s Festival get underway this week, thousands of children will have the opportunity to do just this. My colleague, Heidi Perry and I have been lucky enough to have worked with Bath Children’s […]

Readathon, Festivals, Books and Me – A blog from Readathon’s Schools Manager, Heidi Perry

Sophie and Florence

“Reading is unique because it’s the only art form which is experienced privately; music, art, dance, theatre, all those are group experiences we share with others, but reading is intensely solitary – unless you go to a literary festival to share the wonder of reading with others.” This is the view of Peter Florence, Director […]