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.

Silly Swines with Emer Stamp

Age 5-10

Thursday 17 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Pig is back in The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig. Life at the farm is completely crazy - you wouldn’t believe some of the things that happen. But Pig says they are 10,000% true and he is not pig-ing around! Author-illustrator Emer Stamp will...

Writing Animals

Timeless Characters in Children's Books

Friday 18 August 10:30am - 11:30am

From Peter Rabbit to The Wind in the Willows and The Gruffalo, our children’s books are packed with kittens in frocks and talking toads. Join Emer Stamp, creator of the very funny and gently anarchic Diary of Pig series of illustrated novels and Kat...