Four Festival of Literature events for schools in Bishop’s Stortford
22nd November 2011
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Organisers of the Bishop’s Stortford College’s Festival of Literature are really keen to engage the town’s children during next February’s third annual festival and have arranged four events just for school children throughout the week.

Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 2-3pm

Author Anne Fine, author of ‘How To Write Badly’ will be talking to year 5 and 6 about how to write well.

Wednesday 8th Feb 2012 2-3pm

Illustrator Chris Riddell will be talking about his work and announcing the winner of the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award, presenting the winning illustrator with a prize. This is a competition that has been entered by many local junior and senior school pupils.

Thursday 9th Feb 2012 2-3pm

Author Ali Sparkes will be talking to year 5 and 6 pupils about her wonky path to ‘authordom’ and the background to her bestselling Shapeshifters and Unleashed series.

Thursday 9th Feb 2012 7.30-9pm

Kids’ Lit Quiz

Local schools are invited to make teams of 6 to include one or two adults with children from year 7 or 8 to compete in this fun competition against a team of four authors: Pauline Francis, Chris Priestly, Ali Sparkes and Steve Feasey.

Tickets are already available for sale by calling 01279 838575 or emailing

For further information, please visit the Bishop's Stortford College website

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