Wokingham Children’s Book Festival

Avid young readers can rejoice as Wokingham Children’s Book Festival returns this autumn. Taking place on the 19 and 20 October the festival follows on from the success of last year’s debut event. This year we’ve even more authors, illustrators and inspirational story tellers lined up to get everyone excited about books and the creative processes behind writing.

Over the weekend, we’ll have over 20 author/illustrator led interactive workshops designed to ignite imaginations and raise a laugh or three!

Whilst we use the word ‘Children’s there are in fact great workshops designed for TEENAGERS too, such as ‘spoken word’ poet Matt Abbott with his workshop ‘Poems for when your phone dies’. You may be familiar with his work from the recent Nationwide TV advert.

Whether you are; a budding writer, interested in developing characters, a bit of a poet, a fan of picture books or simply love illustration, then the Wokingham Children’s Book Festival will have something for you. With well-known and award winning authors on hand such as Holly Webb, A.F. Harrold, Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Candy Gourlay, you know you will have a good time.

Please go to our website at www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest, take a look at what’s on offer and book your places today.


The small print:

  • Workshops will be held at two locations in Wokingham: Wokingham Library or Wokingham Town Hall.
  • Most workshops last approximately 45 minutes
  • Each workshop needs to be booked in advance. Under 12’s need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Workshops are £3 per person
  • Spaces are limited so allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • You may book as many workshops as you like
  • Booking is online, or for those who do not have access to online booking, bookings can be made at Wokingham Library.
  • Each workshop is followed by a book signing and we are pleased to announce that WHSmiths will be our official bookseller with stalls at each venue.
  • Workshops are aimed at different age groups and the content managed accordingly.
  • All venues are fully accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Brought to you by Wokingham Town Council, Wokingham Borough Libraries Service and ‘more arts.’