Festivals and Events
Children’s literature festivals and events are an invigorating way to keep up with what’s happening in the writing and publishing world, as well as being great places to pick up tips on writing. Here’s a list of 2017/18’s main events, some specifically children’s books-related, others with a mixture of children’s and adults’ book events:
1st March 2018: World Book Day – with children’s book events taking place all over Britain. www.worldbookday.com
17-25 March 2018: FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival.
2018 date tbc: Luton Hoo Kids Book Festival.
15-17 June 2018: Winchester Writers Festival.
2018 date tbc: Manchester Children’s Book Festival.
2018 date tbc: Bath Kids’ Literature Festival.
6-15 October 2017: Book It! Cheltenham’s Festival of Children’s Literature.
29 September – 15 October 2017: Ilkley Literature Festival. http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/children/
For details of other literature festivals in England, try www.booktrust.org.uk.
11-27 August 2018: Edinburgh Book Festival.
21 – 30 September 2018: Wigtown Book Festival.
For more information about Scottish book festivals, try http://scottishbooktrust.com.
2018 date tbc: Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest.
26 – 29 October 2018: Inaugural Hay International Children’s Literature Festival (Denmark). https://www.hayfestival.com/wales/hayfever/
To find out about other Welsh book festivals, go to www.literaturewales.org.
For details of the International Literature Festival Dublin, try http://ilfdublin.com/.
For information on this and other Irish children’s book events, go to http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie.