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…  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Words, Words, Words

Last week Natasha was visited by members of the Brentwood Breakfast Rotary, for a quick photo opportunity! Brentwood Breakfast Rotary have already supported the festival with a donation, as well as the kind offer of stewards to help with the events themselves. But...

Curious Caighlan

We are thrilled to add one final event to this year’s line-up. Caighlan Smith, is coming all the way from Canada to spend a year in the UK, and we have been asked to exclusively launch her new YA novel, Children of Icarus (published by Curious Fox). For details...

The Kindness of Strangers

At the heart of this festival is the ability to bring the joy of children’s literature to all. That was the driving force behind registering the Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival as a charity. The paper work was far from easy, but thanks to my...

Tweet Tweet Tweet

We received a wonderfully complimentary tweet yesterday from @MaudieSmith: What a great line-up! Can this really be your first ever festival @BwdLitFest ? It made us feel proud of what we have achieved so far, in terms of the work that has gone on behind the scenes....

Tickets!

We are delighted to tell you that tickets for the festival will be on sale from…now! All you need to do is click the button for your chosen event/s and it will magically take you to the Brentwood Theatre website where you can purchase your...

Good News!

Hello all. This is a super quick update to let you know that tickets for the festival should be live by Tuesday 19th January 2016. We will keep you posted…...