Festival of Literature 2021 Goes Virtual!

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Posted on: January 4th 2021

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We are delighted to announce that tickets for this year's Festival of Literature are now on sale! Now entering its 12th year, the Festival of Literature brings together acclaimed authors, poets, illustrators, adventurers and more to inspire people of all ages to read for pleasure.

For the very first time, the Festival will be taking place online meaning families across the UK can enjoy the event from the comfort of their own homes, wherever they are in the world. 

Available to watch live or on catch up, the Festival will run between the 2nd and 12th February 2021 and has a daytime programme for schools and youngsters aged between 4 - 18 years-old as well as an evening programme for adults. The event will feature several talks from a wide range of critically acclaimed authors, poets and wordsmiths including:

Lemn sissayLemn Sissay: Poet, playwright, artist, performer and broadcaster behind My Name Is Why

Anna McNuff: Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Anna’s the best-selling author behind 100 Adventures To Have Before You Grow Up 

Kiran millwood hargraveKiran Millwood Hargrave: One of the most exciting voices in children’s fiction. Her multi-award winning books for children and young adults include the best-selling The Island at the End of Everything

Joseph Coelho: The multi-award-winning children’s author behind the Werewolf Club Rules collection. Joseph has also performed his poetry on Blue Peter and Cbeebies

Chas newkey burdenChas Newkey-Burden: Author of dozens of books including internationally bestselling biographies of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber

Claire Fuller: Novelist, short-fiction writer and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize for fiction with her debut novel, ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’.

To book tickets and find out more, visit the Festival website

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