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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...