Kensington & Chelsea Young Writers Literary Festival

Kensington & Chelsea Young Writers Literary Festival

Автор Ulvi Pepinova
Date(s) - 11/06/2016
10:00 - 15:30

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kensingtonSummer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than the second Chelsea Young Writers Literary Festival? Taking place on 11 June, between 10am and 3.30pm at the Hampshire School Chelsea, the festival will welcome some of children’s publishing’s finest talent, as well as showcasing the work of our very own young writers. EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL VIA

Starting the day, will be a recital show (10.15 — 11.00). Margaret Bateson-Hill, Patricia Elliott, Tim Collins and Jackie Marchant will introduce some readings of a dazzling array of stories by our young scribes. The recital is open to all attendees of our clubs — do not hesitate to contact the office if your child would like one of the 90 second reading slots.

kensington2With our own budding authors having whet our appetites with a diversity of tales, Harriet Whitehorn will then read from her latest story, Violet and the Smugglers. In what promises to be an exciting workshop (11.00 — 11.30), Simon and Schuster’s rising star will also lead our young guests in taking a stab at writing adventurous tales of their own.

Performance poet Joseph Coelho will then take to the stage (11.30 — 12.15). The effervescent wordsmith and winner of the 2015 CLPE Poetry Award will take us on a thrilling tour of the poetic craft. Revealing the mysterious rules of the Werewolf Club and showing us how to fold up our grans, Coelho will put on a rapturous performance of his work.

Things will then heat up, as Margaret Bateson-Hill leads a discussion, entitled ‘Here Be Dragons’ (12.30 — 13.15). Having penned some of the finest stories on our fire-breathing friends over the last two decades, her fun-filled talk will invite us to hear some of her work and authorial tips on the craft.

Our very own Paul Bryers will then talk film (13.30-14.15). A decorated author and a Bafta-nominated documentarian and dramatist, he will take us through filmmaking and scriptwriting for young people. In this must-see event, he’ll also show off a series of great clips from recent workshops.

Rounding out the day, Tamara Macfarlane will host an action-packed workshop (14.30 — 15.15). In a session that will see us pulling a character out of a suitcase and having a bad-mannered tea party, some gems will doubtless be imparted by the Amazing Adventures author.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event. Aside from the main programme, there’ll be a cake and sandwich sale, and a children’s bookshop on site! Reserve your ticket for free here. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

The Hampshire School, Library Hall
15 Manresa Road
London SW3 6NB