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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Good News, Bad News

Another quick update for you. The good news is that we have added Nikki Sheehan to our schedule for the summer. We are delighted to be able to welcome Nikki to the fold. To date, these are the accolades that Nikki has received for her powerful writing: Winner of North...

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…...