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The 2010 festival is go!

A little bit of updating of the logo and information is required, but other than that, the big news is that 2010’s festival is stirring into life. We’re holding it a bit later in the year this time, on Saturday October 23rd to be precise. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is to allow me (that’s Alex Milway) time to write/illustrate books, be a dad for the first time, and plan the line-up properly.

I have a little bit of rather brilliant help this year, and I’ll talk more about who that is later. Suffice to say, the festival will be bigger and better than last year, with some amazing writers and illustrators taking part.

So put it in your diaries now. It’s a day you won’t want to miss.

The Children’s Book Festival is in the press again!

Algernon in his diving suit, by Alex Milway

Algernon in his diving suit, by Alex Milway

We got a lovely write up in News Shopper the other day, including loads of great pictures from all the talented artists taking part in the workshops and exhibition. Alex was on hand as always to offer some pithy quotes, including:

You can come along and take part and actually make something yourself, or you can go to the bookshop where every half hour there’ll be an author reading.

It’s more like going to a music festival. You can stand in front of a stage and watch people you might not have heard of. You’ll get the chance to experience new things.

Read the full article and interview on the News Shopper website.

Viviane Schwarz's many cats

Viviane Schwarz's many cats

The excellent Puffin children’s blog gave a plug to the festival as well, giving a special mention to their very own Sarwat Chadda. He’s one of their brand new writers, and we’re being given a sneak preview of his first book, The Devil’s Kiss, before it even officially hits the shops.

Make sure you don’t miss the chance to meet Puffin’s next big literary star! We’re very lucky they let us have him! Sarwat will be doing an exclusive reading from his book over at the Bookseller Crow at 3.20pm. Find out more about the schedule of readings here.