The dangers for boys who don't read
21st January 2010
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It's always great to see schools in Bishop's Stortford putting on plays musicals and events, they're always full of energy and talent in abundance and often support a worthy cause.


Speaking recently with Karen Griffiths of the Bishop's Stortford College, I heard that the College are showcasing a week-long Festival of Literature in Febraury.


The Festival of Literature is an exciting new venture, which actively promotes reading for pleasure. The College aim to instil and develop a passion for reading in young people, encouraging them to be adventurous in their selections.

The week-long festival in February has a packed programme of renowned writers and performers, including historical fiction writer Conn Iggulden revealing why it is dangerous for boys not to read; poet Simon Armitage sharing his latest work from a new collection of poems, Seeing Stars;  Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne demonstrating why “picture books are for everybody at any age, not books to be left behind as we grow older” and master storyteller, Hugh Lupton telling the story of Arthur Ransome’s travels through Russia in The Homing Stone.


For full programme details and booking information, visit the Bishop’s Stortford College website at or the events section of thebestofbishopsstortford

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