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.

New School Nerves with Lydia Monks

Age 4-7

Sunday 13 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Illustrator Lydia Monks introduces the first book in her Twit Twoo School series, Mouse's Big Day. Mouse is feeling nervous about starting school but with the help of new friends she might find that it's not so bad after all. Join Lydia to meet some...

Drawing on the Imagination

Families & 8+

Monday 14 August 10:30am - 11:30am

Do you like drawing? For fascinating insights, inspiration and top tips, join leading illustrators Lydia Monks, Helen Oxenbury and David Roberts. Discover what inspires them to transform writing into beautiful illustrations and find out their preferred...