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Wordsmith and Young Identity Present Young People’s Spoken Word Showcase
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Wordsmith and Young Identity Present Young People’s Spoken Word Showcase

By Jack Holmes Wordsmith’s Artistic Director Chris Jam and YA author Alex Wheatle presented a host of young poetic talent, including some rap, some hard truths on political issues and even some flute at Manchester Children’s Book Festival’s Generation #MCRTakeover this weekend. The duo introduced a series of poets who were mostly part of the … Continue reading

Manchester Children’s Book Festival Host Generation #MCRTakeover
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Manchester Children’s Book Festival Host Generation #MCRTakeover

By Jacqueline Grima The Manchester Children’s Book Festival took over Central Library this weekend with an event entitled Generation #MCRTakeover. The day-long event aimed to engage the young adults of Manchester with literature and to encourage them to discuss topics and issues that are important in their lives. Festival Director Kay Tew said, “The whole day is … Continue reading

Young Adult Fiction Authors Debate at Generation #MCRTakeover
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Young Adult Fiction Authors Debate at Generation #MCRTakeover

By Jacqueline Grima Young Adult (YA) fiction authors Juno Dawson, Non Pratt and Siobhan Curham visited Manchester Central Library this weekend for a Q&A session entitled Matter Over Minds at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival Generation #MCRTakeover event. The session, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University Senior Lecturer in English Ginette Carpenter, invited young people in the … Continue reading

Sunday Story Time and Gothic Interviews at Waterstones Deansgate
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Sunday Story Time and Gothic Interviews at Waterstones Deansgate

By Joanna Shaw Waterstones in Deansgate Manchester hosted a family Sunday Storytime as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. The event included a brightly decorated story corner, mini-games to entertain the children, including pin the tail on Peter Rabbit and a treasure hunt. Upstairs, The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies also hosted a Q&A with … Continue reading

The Etherington Brothers Present: The Tick Tick Boom Comic Book Show at MCBF 2016
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The Etherington Brothers Present: The Tick Tick Boom Comic Book Show at MCBF 2016

By Jack Holmes The Bristol-based Etherington brothers brought something a little different to this weekend’s Manchester Children’s Book Festival Family Fun Day. While many of the day’s presentations primarily focused on the children, they made sure the rest of the family left inspired, too! With Robin Etherington writing and his brother Laurence ‘Lorenzo’ Etherington illustrating, … Continue reading

Manchester Children’s Book Festival Host 2016 Family Fun Day
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Manchester Children’s Book Festival Host 2016 Family Fun Day

By Jacqueline Grima The Manchester Children’s Book Festival hosted a fantastic Family Fun Day with a host of exciting activities and workshops for the whole family. Special guests included children’s writers Phillip Reeves and Sarah McIntyre, creators of the book Pugs of the Frozen North and Michael De Souza, creator of CBBC favourite, Rastamouse. Proceeds … Continue reading

RNCM Host Family Day Celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday
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RNCM Host Family Day Celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday

By Joanna Shaw The Royal Northern College of Music hosted a family day this summer in co-operation with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. The theme of this year’s event centered around the 100th birthday of the well-loved children’s author Roald Dahl; with showings of cartoons portraying his books The Enormous Crocodile, Dirty Beasts and Revolting … Continue reading