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.

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...

Kat Patrick: Loving Life

Age 7-10

Friday 18 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Get curious and creative with Kat Patrick as she presents the witty and irreverent tales of Doodle Cat. Follow Doodle Cat's example and learn to love life as Kat offers top tips to help you unleash your potential and let your imagination run wild.