Cheltenham Literature Festival for Children and Parents

Cheltenham Literature Festival
7th – 16th October 2016

Cheltenham Literature Festival offers a number of Autumn family activities:

Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s legions of loyal fans can hear about her brand new character Clover Moon. There’s lots of interactive drawing and storytelling with current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, former Laureate Michael Rosen and illustrator Nick Sharratt: ask Chris Riddell a question and he will live illustrate the answer.

Comedians and writers Julian Clary and David Baddiel will talk about their latest books and Lucy Worsley tells tales of the Tudor Court through the eyes of maid of honour Eliza Rose.

For young adults there’s Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, while YA authors Holly Bourne (What’s a Girl Gotta Do?), Holly Smale (the Geek Girl books) and CJ Daugherty (the Night School series) discuss the influence of feminism on their writing.

Expect fierce, lyrical storytelling from MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Akala while bloggers and vloggers Emma Gannon (Girl Lost in the City) and Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella) will be among some of the new entrepreneurs talking about Lives Online and the new economy.

For parents there are panels on Modern Parenting with Tanya Byon and Postnatal Depression: The Last Taboo? With Libby Purves.

Many more events and authors to be announced. The festival website has further information.

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