All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Laura Dockrill & Tanya Landman: Pushing the Boundaries

Age 12+

Friday 18 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm

In Laura Dockrill's Aurabel, a Mer is attacked by sea beasts and left for dead, while in Tanya Landman's Beyond the Wall, a runaway slave girl takes a dangerous journey in search of freedom. Meet the authors of two fantastic pieces of fiction for young...

Growing Down with Laura Dockrill

Age 8-12

Saturday 19 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mum isn't growing up, she's growing down! Laura Dockrill performs some of the rip-roaring poems from My Mum is a Grown Down, a collection exploring a crazy but moving relationship between a mother and son. Come along for some ridiculous rhymes and...