It’s hard to believe that half a year has been and gone since we wished everyone a fond farewell. But, now we’re back with news of this year’s festival! The schedule is already pretty full, with just a few spaces, so we thought that it was about time we told you what we’ve got planned for you.

Would you like to know who you can meet in July? Ok then. So far, we have booked the following amazing authors and shows for you:

Ruth Fitzgerald (Emily Sparkes series); Lara Williamson (A Boy Called Hope); The Wimpy Kid Tour with host, Alastair Watson; Peter Bunzl (Cogheart); John Kirk (The Twits); Sara Grant (Chasing Danger); Michelle Harrison (The Other Alice); a YA panel with Molly Looby (ZA), Cara Jordan (The Redemption of Soul Dallas), Gemma Fowler (Moondust) and…; Really Big Pants Theatre Co; Maz Evans (Who Let the Gods Out) and John Dougherty (Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face).

Tickets will be just £3 each, with the majority of events taking place at the wonderful Brentwood Theatre. We will be meeting up with Mark next week, to get to grips with Ticket Source and then…tickets will be available to you lovely lot!