Cheltenham Literature Festival: Literature For Schools

From Cheltenham Festivals

Resource type: Literature Festival

Price band: £

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): England - South West

Cheltenham Literature Festival’s Literature for Schools provides a programme of in-person author events, creative workshops and storytelling sessions for primary and secondary schools. The main programme for this year’s Literature for Schools festival runs from Friday 6th to Friday 13th October 2023 but there are also four pre-festival online writing workshops for pupils aged 7-11 running from 19th – 22nd September.

The programme covers all genres, from picture books to gothic tales, and features some of the biggest names in children’s books, including: Rob Biddulph, Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, Benji Davies, Laura Dockrill, Phil Earle and Lesley Parr, Sharna Jackson, Anthony Joseph, Tanya Landman, Manjeet Mann, Zanib Mian, Michael Rosen, Helen Rutter and Thomas Taylor.

Explore the Primary and Secondary brochures to see the full programme and find links to the online booking forms. Booking opens at 0800 on 13th June.

Cost: Events £7.00 per pupil. Workshops £8.00 per pupil. Webinars £40 per class. Tickets for accompanying adults are free.

About Cheltenham Festivals: Cheltenham Festivals is a charity committed to ensuring that everybody can engage in innovative, world-class content across science and the arts. The charity runs a number of Festivals covering literature, music and science as well as year-round outreach programmes.

Further resources:

  • KS2 and KS3 practitioners can sign up for the Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils Conference on Tuesday 10th October for a day of professional development centred on promoting reading for pleasure, with contributions from a host of authors and literacy experts.
  • Find information to help you plan your visit to the Literature for Schools Festival here.
  • Find more literature festivals with dedicated schools programmes here.
  • Find further resources to help support pupils’ access to authors here.

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