The Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture
Fri 25 Aug 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Award-winning author Siobhan Dowd died in 2007, bequeathing her royalties to a trust which aims to bring the joy of reading to those who need it most. This year, the Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture is delivered by How To Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell, an outspoken advocate of the need to get kids reading for pleasure. Today, she talks passionately about the importance of crafting stories to entertain children and how it helps her when creating her bestselling books. Chaired by Tony Bradman.