It was difficult to know which of the many authors taking time out to appear at the Bath Festival Of Children’s Literature, I should highlight, as there is such a plethora of talent.
The second of my trio, that I decided to highlight, is Anne Fine. She is a prolific writer of fiction for all ages, from the very young, to the very young at heart and having read her bio, I could relate to her totally, when she describes her days at primary school, writing essays and how even today, she doesn’t like anyone to see her work before it is finished, covering it with her arms if people walk past.
“Have a one-to-one with one of the very best authors in contemporary children’s fiction, as Anne Fine answers questions about her childhood, relationships, how she began to write and where she gets her ideas from. There is also a literary appreciation of her by a prominent critic, the text is illustrated with photographs and mementoes from her own archives.”
Anne is also a former Children’s Laureate and has earned a multitude of awards, in her distinguished career.
Anne will be introducing her entertaining novel ‘Eating Things On Sticks’ and answering any questions you may have about her writing and her books for all ages.
“Harry is in trouble. He’s burned down the family kitchen so now has to spend a week of his summer hols with his uncle Tristram – who’s heading off to stay with a new girlfriend – Morning Glory – on a tiny British island. Harry doesn’t expect it to be a lot of fun – with just a wacky competition at the end of the week to look forward to. He certainly didn’t expect to discover all the beards. Or the angel on the mountain. Or the helicopters circling overhead all week. And he definitely didn’t think it would be so wet…”
Anne’s event takes place on Saturday 2nd October 2010, at The Guildhall, Bath, from 4pm-5pm. This is designated as an event suitable for families and children 7+
It is a ticketable event, unless there is availability at the door, on the day, and admission is priced at £4.50
Click here for full event details, how to book and payments.