literary festivals

Taking part in literary festivals and book festivals is great fun, because it gives me a chance to meet people who’ve read my books and convert a few more readers into being lovers of cli-fi, time travel and St Kilda.

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Isle of Wight Literary Festival

I have been involved for the past 4 years in the Isle of Wight Literary Festival as part of their innovative Schools’ Programme.
Here are some images of my cli-fi Big Write event from 2016:

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Wee Write Children’s Literary Festival, Glasgow,
March 2015

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I gave a talk in March 2015 at the Wee Write Children’s Literature Festival in Glasgow, which forms part of the Aye Write annual event:

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Finchley Literary Festival,
May 2014

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My first ever Literary Festival experience was as a speaker for the 2014 Finchley Literary Festival, which has a strong environmental theme running through it.

There was a great match between my SeaBEAN Trilogy and the aspirations of the festival, and I was invited to run a children’s creative writing workshop event to get young writers thinking about clifi and the ways in which climate change could drive a futuristic story. It was great fun, thanks to the fantastically imaginative and talented participants, who came to East Finchley Library to take part.