Welcome

Our Mission – To give children and families from all backgrounds an equal opportunity to have access to books attending a reading/literature festival.

There are currently 350 literature festivals in the UK. We would like more emphasis on encouraging children, with an increased number of dedicated children’s festivals.

Over the coming months, we would like to promote literature/reading festivals with a child's element in the UK. If you would like to promote yours, large or small, please complete the form on the contact page.

It is our aim to organise and take reading festivals into Towns, that don't currently have representation. This will be a work in progress. If you are available to offer any help or have any ideas that will help take some of these forward, we would be very grateful.  

We would also like to know if you are thinking of setting up a festival in a new area. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist or advise wherever we can.  

We look forward to promoting more children's events throughout the UK.   

Ambassadors

We are currently looking for more ambassadors, to help us encourage children reading from an early age
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Author Spotlight

Meet our special guest children's author

Alex Howard

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Upcoming Festivals

25 May - 4 June - Hay Festival

2-4 June Wychwood Festival

11 Jun - 15 July - Manchester Childrens Book Festival

22 June Word Pool Festival Blackpool

25 June - Ryedale Book Festival

26 June - Dreams of Freedom at the RAH

29 June - 1 July - Lancashire Science Festival

30 June - 9 July - Bradford Literature Festival

15 July Bradford on Avon Mini Book Festival

22-29 July - Brentwood Children's Literary Festival

12-28 August - Edinburgh International Book Festival

Find out when the next Reading Festival is taking place on the full festivals listing page

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Special thanks to Ric Lumb who provided the illustrations for the website and initiative - www.puttycad.co.uk