Monday, 6 June 2011

Frome Festival 2011: Children's Literature Day, Thursday 14 July and Writers' & Publishers' Day, Sunday 10 July

This year's Frome Festival will include its first ever children's literature day.  To be held on Thursday 14 July the ABC Day will host sessions with popular West Country children's authors including Peter Bently (The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Vampire School), Emma Craigie (Chocolate Cake with Hitler), Jeremy de Quidt (The Toymaker), Rachel Ward (The Numbers Trilogy) and Brenda Williams (Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear).  Sessions will be available for all ages from 4 to 14+ and will take place throughout the day at Frome Library and Holy Trinity Church Hall.  All tickets are £1.

Teatime Treats will be a free event for all festival-goers.  If you have an interest in children's books, get along to Frome Library at 4.00pm on 14 July for tea, cake and a chance to meet a wealth of local talent from the world of children's literature.  Participating writers and illustrators will include Mike Brownlow, Annabel Claridge, David Gatward, Kate Maryon, Helen Moore, Emma Newman, Jeremy de Quidt and Joffre White ... and maybe others too.

Sunday 10 July sees Frome Library hosting a star-packed Writers and Publishers' Day, including workshops and one-to-one surgeries for aspiring authors with a host of famous literary agents, creative writing tutors and published authors.

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