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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Event: Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival


Having just booked my FREE ticket for this FREE event I thought I would write a short post about it in case there are any London-based readers of the Book Zone out there. This event looks brilliant - top children's authors and great illustrators running workshops and reading from their books. And did I also say that it is all FREE?!

This is the second year of the festival; I didn't go last year but I have been reliably informed that it was quite a small affair. However, in its second year it looks like something pretty special. Just look at this line-up - Sarwat Chadda, Alex Milway, Garen Ewing, Jon Mayhew, the Etherington Brothers, Sam Enthoven, Steve Feasey, and many, many more. Here is some information direct from the festival's website:

The Crystal Palace Children’s Book Festival was set up by writer/illustrator, Alex Milway, who created the excellent Mousehunter books, as well as the new Mythical 9th Division series.

The festival is a little different to the norm, as it takes place over one day, and is run more like a music festival. All events are free, and we actively encourage visitors to hang around and meet and listen to new authors in the line-up. You never know what you might see, or what might inspire the next JK Rowling!

The event is split between two main venues - Bookseller Crow bookshop and Upper Norwood Joint Library - with events running from 11am on Saturday 23rd October. Although tickets are FREE there are limited places at the workshops at the library so you should book tickets in advance. Events at Bookseller Crow are unticketed - just turn up and enjoy. You can book your tickets and find out more about all of the day's events at the festival's website http://www.palacefestival.org/ 

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