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Book It! for Schools 2013: 4-11 October 2013

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Book It! for Schools 2013 promises to be as exciting as ever with a wide range of author talks and hands-on workshops for Key Stages 1-3. Schools can also book from a range of free activities to ensure that pupils and teachers have a great day out.

Watch drawings come to life on the page and let your imagination run riot with award winning author/illustrators Simon James and Emily Gravett. Join Marcia Williams for a whistle-stop tour of some of the greatest events in Roman times or travel the world with Fran Parnell in her Monster Stories.

Join us for fantastic events with popular authors at the top of their game, Philip Reeve, Francesca Simon, Gillian Cross and the brilliant duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell who will all be talking about their latest books in their well-loved series as well as old favourites. There will also be a chance to meet the author Angie Sage and find out how she gets her ideas for her fantastic characters in her popular Septimus Heap series

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant award winning writer for young adults, Patrick Ness plus performance poet Dean Atta will engage everyone in an interactive session encompassing poetry, drama and writing in conjunction with the Wicked Young Writers Award and the musical Wicked!

These are just a few of the programme highlights, but the full programme is available to view at https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/education/take-part/book-it-for-schools/?bifs

Book It! Director Jane Churchill said: “It has been a great pleasure putting together this year’s Book It! for Schools programme and I hope you will be excited as I am to find such a diverse range of events for all ages from KS1 to KS3. You will find plenty of events to enthuse and excite your pupils from the wonder of storytelling to the magic of seeing live drawing on stage!”

Prices start from just £4.50 a ticket and with plenty of author events to choose from, as well as the Discovery Trail and lots of fantastic free activities, we hope that schools from all over Gloucestershire and further afield will be inspired to take part in The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Click here to view the full programme. Booking is now open.

E: education@cheltenhamfestivals.com