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FLF Kids Day

November 2, 2023 @ 10:00 15:30

As part of the 2023 Farsley Literature Festival we are delighted to be able to bring you these four fantastic authors to inspire and encourage young writers and illustrators. Our young readers will recognise their work and already know many of their books. There are 4 sessions to attend, so choose your favourites or come to them all!

FLF is inclusive for all. If your child would like to attend but payment is a barrier please send us an email at info@trumanbooks.co.uk as we would like to help everyone have this fantastic opportunity.

10:00am – 11:00am  Join children’s football author (and Leeds Fan) Tom Palmer, to launch two new books, Football’s Greatest Moments and Soccer Diaries.  There’ll be a quiz, a penalty shoot out and lots of chat about all the amazing fiction, non-fiction, magazines and websites you can read about the beautiful game.

Suitable for ages 7-12

11:30am – 12:30pm  Join children’s author Hannah Durkan to design your own steampunk contraptions in a workshop. Hannah Durkan is the author of the Zeina Starborn series, a fantasy adventure series filled with inventions, explorers and mighty sea whales!

Suitable for ages 7-12

1:00pm – 2:00pm  Join best-selling illustrator and author of the best-selling Fantastically Good Women series, Kate Pankhurst for this Fantastically Great draw-along workshop.  Get your pencil cases ready as Kate explores how to bring the past to life with the time travelling power of a pencil.  We’ll be sketching suffragettes in the Votes for Women newspaper, designing Mexican inspired self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo and TOP SECRET … creating case files to document the work of World War II undercover agent, Noor Khan.

Expect drawing games, doodle delights and lots of inspiration to change the world with your drawing skills.

2:30pm – 3:30pm  Reading and writing is simply playtime: the opportunity to go on any imaginative journey you please.  Join, best-selling, award-winning author Phil Earle as he talks about where ideas come from, and how you can be a writer too.

Suitable for age 8+

ALL children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Only children require tickets for these events.

This event is part of 2023 Farsley Literature Festival.

Supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.

Sunnybank Mills, 83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom
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