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Introducing Bath Festival Of Children’s Literature

I realise that I am a little late with this post, as the festival actually began on 24th September 2010.

It does however, run through until Sunday 3rd October 2010 and browsing through the comprehensive programme of events, there are a couple of guest authors who definitely deserve a mention, if any of you live in the Bath area and are looking for something to do with the children next weekend.

It’s the fourth year of this event and looking at the great line up of events, workshops and author appearances, in and around the City, with something to suit children and young people of all ages, the whole festival is going from strength to strength.

There are many worthy and well known authors, that I could single out to highlight, but I have made a selection of three, that I hope will inspire you to pay the festival a visit and encourage you to introduce your children to the fascinating world of literature.

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The first event that caught my eye was on Saturday 2nd October 2010,  2pm-3pm, at The Guildhall, High Street, Bath. This event is indicated as being suitable for children 7+

It is a poetry session, hosted by former Children’s Laureate, (a role which he likened to being an ‘Ambassador Of Fun’ ) and one of the best loved children’s authors – Michael Rosen.

Michael has written many short stories and poetry collections for children and will be delighting them at this event, with some work from his latest book ‘The Big Book Of Bad Things’.

“The arrival of a new poetry collection from one of Britain’s greatest children’s poets Michael Rosen is always cause for great excitement – and this collection promises to be one of the best. Coinciding with his laureateship and very welcome public promotion of the need for children’s poetry in our education system, this brand-new collection of poetry for Puffin will delight readers young and old with Michael’s famous sense of humour, wonder and pathos.”

This is a ticketable event, unless there is any availability remaining on the day, at the door, and the admission fee is £4.50 Booking and payment details can be found by clicking here.

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Written by Yvonne