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.

Gill Arbuthnott & Doug MacDonald: Dracula Detectives

Age 8-12

Friday 18 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Count Dracula has infected the villagers of Losthope with vampirism. But not all vampires have fangs, so how can the village know who to trust? Get gory with scientists Gill Arbuthnott and Doug MacDonald as you assist them with their experiments. Track...

The Word Scientific

Getting Children Interested

Monday 21 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

How can complex ideas about science be made accessible to young readers? And how do young people learn to write about scientific concepts themselves? Using the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlist as an example, science writer Gill...