The Story of the Bear and the Swan

The Story of the Bear and the Swan

Welcome to our daily festival blog. Today’s schedule was a little different from our format so far. Instead of two author events, we took Bizzy Bear to Brentwood Library this morning and then took Nikki Sheehan to Brentwood Theatre, in the afternoon. The Bizzy... read more
From Geekhood to Parenthood

From Geekhood to Parenthood

We’ve made it to Tuesday! This may not be the greatest sounding of achievements, but there’s been a lot going on, so the fact that Tuesday has been and (almost) gone, with Wednesday clear in our sight, is pretty impressive. What have we been up to today I... read more
Whispers of a Poet

Whispers of a Poet

            Now, if you came along today, you will know that our poet, A.F.Harrold, did not whisper. I am sure that he is capable of doing so, if push comes to shove, but as a general rule, he does not. However, we were also visited by Karen... read more
Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams

What an amazing, busy weekend we’ve had! Yesterday I blogged about a jam-packed Friday and Saturday and now, after a long, but incredibly happy day dear reader, I shall tell you what we’ve been up to today. This morning we were joined by Sara Grant at... read more
Nuns, Beasties, Spacemen and Knights!

Nuns, Beasties, Spacemen and Knights!

        No, this is not the title of some odd, indie sit-com. Rather, it is the (equally odd) summary of the past two days. Perhaps an explanation may help? So, on Friday evening, we were joined by Christopher William Hill, at Hogarth Primary... read more
Mermaids and Teenagers

Mermaids and Teenagers

Unless you live under a rock, or far, far away, you will know that yesterday was HOT. Yes, that’s right. It was so hot that it warranted capitalisation. Extreme heat + end of term = sweaty, slightly grumpy teenagers. You can’t deny it. And who can blame... read more
Calling Book Bloggers

Calling Book Bloggers

Are you a book blogger? If you are, we are offering a free pair of tickets to any event of your choice from the 2016 line-up. The hitch? There isn’t one! Of course, if you’d like to blog about the festival and the author you get to see, that would be... read more
Authors Everywhere!

Authors Everywhere!

With just 2 weeks to go until the launch of the first ever Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival, we are feeling super excited (and a little nervous too)! From Friday 22nd July through to Saturday 30th July, there will be a whole host of author events taking... read more
Do you feel lucky?

Do you feel lucky?

If you are local to Brentwood, you will know that the Brentwood Art Trail has been on since 15th June, and will be running up until 30th June. One of our authors and illustrators, David O’Connell, has been exhibiting his artwork in the window of Chicken and Frog... read more
The Phoenix and Auntie Beeb

The Phoenix and Auntie Beeb

This week I have been interviewed, not once, but twice about the festival. On Wednesday she took part in Chris Stagg’s Phoenix FM show, Words and Sound. Chris and I chatted about the festival, as well as Chicken and Frog Bookshop, before I read extracts from... read more