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Literature for Schools 2017

Michael Rosen, Tanya Landman, Katherine Rundell and Jim Field are just some of the brilliant authors and illustrators who featured in the Literature for Schools programme at this year’s The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Over 9000 pupils and staff from 89 schools came along to six fun-filled days.

Workshops involved creative writing, illustration, book-making, drama and speech writing.

All of this took place on our fantastic new site in Montpellier Gardens where Free activities included pop-up storytelling and the Famous Five Story Trail. Eleven local schools produced art work for the Where’s Wally? Trail which extended into the town.

If you didn’t make it this year why not have a quick look at our offer for 2017, to inspire you to plan a visit in 2018:



What did the teachers say?

The students were all so excited, engaged and enthusiastic. Some of our more reserved students were inspired to continue with their creative ideas after the session and all were thrilled that they were able to have their books signed by Steve Camden and have a photo with him afterwards
Severn Vale School
Thank you. The children loved it and came away feeling really inspired. The whole trip was very smooth from the moment we stepped off the coach and we were made to feel very welcome.
Charlton Kings Junior School

What did the students say?

I can’t believe our story was read by a famous author – it makes me feel like a proper writer!
Swell Primary School
I’m loving this book that we talked about – and I even got to meet the author and illustrator before I started reading it
Dunalley Primary School

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 will be taking place on 5 – 14 October.

The programme and brochure will be online in late May with booking opening in mid-June.

If you don’t already receive our brochures and mailings, email with your name and full school address to ensure you do not miss out.