Let the celebrations begin

Let the celebrations begin

The absolutely lovely Elissa Elwick dropped into Chicken and Frog Bookshop today, to create a beautiful ‘Leafy the Pet Leaf’ window. Not only does the art work celebrate our festival, which will be kicking off in just a few weeks, but it’s also part... read more
Phoenix

Phoenix

You may have noticed that our sponsor list is looking very healthy and we are incredibly grateful to all of those businesses and individuals who have chosen to support us this year. The latest additions to the list are the Brentwood Breakfast Rotary, who worked with... read more
Breaking News

Breaking News

We have exciting news! The festival has been extended by a day, so that we can fit in two more cracking events for you. On Sunday 30th July, you can sign up for a writing workshop with Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy, and you can join Gareth P.Jones, for... read more
It’s the final countdown

It’s the final countdown

We’re heading for Venus (Venus)…sorry, I got caught in an 80’s big-hair rock loop. I’ve wrangled myself free from the hairspray and bandanas, to let you know that we are almost ready to go live with this year’s schedule. Tickets will be... read more
Tickets, tickets!

Tickets, tickets!

Tickets will be available from 1st February at 10:00am. All you need to do is visit the author page that interests you, click on the ticket button and it will lead you through the online booking process. Alternatively, the Brentwood Theatre box office is open Monday... read more

STOP PRESS!

Oh my goodness, we’re thrilled to add James Nicol (The Apprentice Witch) to the list of authors joining us this summer! Watch this space for the last few…   read more
And So It Begins

And So It Begins

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... read more
A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

I can’t believe that I’m typing the very last blog post of this year’s festival. The week has sped past so quickly in some respects, whilst in others it feels like the festival has been running for months! We ended our run at Brentwood Theatre... read more
Day of the Dinosaurs

Day of the Dinosaurs

There was a very clear theme yesterday; dinosaurs ruled the day. We began with David O’Connell, who spoke about some of his books and the way that his role varies. Sometimes he illustrates, sometimes he writes, sometimes he does both…he’s a very busy... read more
Close Encounters of Edwin and Charlie

Close Encounters of Edwin and Charlie

Energy is high, as we near the end of the week. On one level, we are exhausted, but on another, we’re running on adrenalin and that will do. We can sleep on Sunday! Our first event of the day, was with Julie Irwin (aka J.D.Irwin). Julie is the author of the... read more