Join us from October 20th - 27th 2018

Join us from October 20th - 27th 2018

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Schools Programme

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Our festival programme for schools features talks and interactive events by a range of authors who provide fascinating insights into the world of books and celebrate the joy of reading and writing. Past authors include : Jo Cotterel, Julia Golding and Marion Leeper.

Designed to inspire and motivate pupils and students from Key Stages 1 to 4 our schools programme is free for local schools as part of our commitment to young people and the community.

Pupils, students and their teachers have the opportunity to meet amazing writers from a wide range of genres.

We also fund the annual Sir Christopher Ricks lecture which is held in conjunction with King Alfred’s, our local secondary school. Sir Christopher, an alumnus of King Alfred’s School, is a world renowned academic and authority on Milton, Tennyson and Bob Dylan and delivered the inaugural lecture last year - ‘What is Literature?’ This was followed in October, by a second lecture by Dr. Janina Ramirez, an Oxford Academic, based on ‘ How can people from the past inspire us today?’

The lectures are designed to inspire the school’s students to a love of literature, regardless of their chosen academic path.

We are looking forward to an engaging schools programme and lecture for 2018.

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