Sunday 16 December 2012

Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival which was launched last week with a sell-out event featuring Jeff Kinney; the creator of the children’s book phenomenon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Before the event Jeff said: ”I'm delighted to be visiting Cardiff. I visited Wales 15 years ago and I've been eager to get back ever since. I'm very excited to get the chance to meet some of my Welsh fans and I'm honoured to be launching the Cardiff Children's Literature Festival."

The Festival will take place from Wednesday 20th March to Sunday 24th March 2013 and the programme boasts some of the best national and local contemporary authors and illustrators in both English and Welsh, promoting literacy and the arts with an inventive and accessible programme across the city.

Children across the age ranges will be encouraged to meet and interact with their favourite authors, and to discover new voices and characters, including previous Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson, Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown, Dan Anthony, Cressida Cowell, Eurig Salisbury, Young People's Laureate for Wales Catherine Fisher, Lucy Christopher, Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell and Lydia Monks.

For budding adult authors there’s the chance to learn how to get that children’s novel published, while for inspiration there’s an exhibition of children’s books from the 17th to 20th century at Cardiff University from February to April.

A free schools programme of high-profile authors, illustrators and poets includes Anthony Browne, Simon James, Mererid HopwoodJeremy StrongBethan Gwanas and creator of young James Bond Charlie Higson.

Leading up to the festival an Outreach programme will take workshops in storyboarding, scriptwriting, poetry and prose, as well as visits from Welsh authors, out to primary school children across Cardiff and the surrounding area.

The Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is organised by Cardiff Council, Literature Wales, Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales.

Tickets are available to buy from TicketlineUK
or by calling 02920 230 130.

To view the full Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival events programme
and for more information, visit
  Twitter @CDFKidsLitFest

Source: Literature Wales

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