Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
An important part of the Festival’s work as a charity is being able to offer visits from authors and illustrators to schools, free of charge, to talk about their work and inspire children to read and enjoy books.
Last year (2019) we worked with more authors than ever and we plan to do this for years to come!
Our sincere thanks go to the Fryer Trust and the Norman Family Trust, our sponsors, who recognise how important this work is and enable us to continue this important outreach work.
Honiton, Crediton, Colyton and Exmouth
In her novels Sawbones and Blade and Bone, this acclaimed writer took readers into a world of medical intrigue and body snatching set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Winner of the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction, Catherine is of Welsh/Afro-Caribbean descent, and her novels include Stella, The Dying Game, Arctic Hero (selected for Booked Up 2009), The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, and A Nest of Vipers, shortlisted for the UKLA Award.
Catherine lectures in creative writing at London Metropolitan University, and is a Trustee of The Reading Agency.
Childrens Literary Quiz
Exmouth Community College
Now in its third year! Teams of young readers from local primary schools battled through heats to win a place in the final of this tough-but-fun competition.
Children demonstrated their knowledge of books and their love of literature – and adults scratched their heads while the children got the answers right!
There were spot prizes and a chance to win a beautiful Devon Dartington Crystal bowl for a year.
With thanks to Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust.