Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Book Activist and friends at Lindfield Arts Festival

It wasn’t the most fair weather day as we packed the car up for Lindfield Arts Festival. Having spent the preceding day helping hang bunting all the way up the High Street, I hoped the rain would hold off and not make our attempts to decorate the village in vain!

Banners up and room at the ready, I was very excited to be hosting some great authors at the Festival.  Jill Lewis (aka Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis) author of Hooray for Knickers, along with their amazing illustrator Deborah Allwright (The Night Pirates) delighted a young audience with their storytelling and make-your-own-knickers activity.


Nikki Sheehan delivered two BRILLIANT and inspiring workshops, including a poetry slam (who knew it was possible to get a group of people to write a poem in five minutes?!).

Eve Ainsworth spoke passionately about her books and writing, and the wide range of issues they cover.

And finally, Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder performed two hilarious interactive storytelling sessions to a packed crowd of very excited children – and adults.

All in all it was a great day, with lots of opportunities to chat to children and their parents about the magic of reading – which for me, is what it’s all about. Thank you to all those who participated and brought a little bit of story magic to life!

The Bookchat Roadshow

I am so excited to announce the first ever Bookchat Roadshow!  It’s been a long time in the planning and came about as part of my desire to help and encourage parents in supporting their children with reading.  Parenting is hard work, endlessly rewarding of course, but so often we don’t have time to do all things we’d like to for our children, especially when it comes to reading.

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