An important part of the Festival’s work as a charity is taking authors and illustrators to schools, free of charge, to talk to children and young people of all ages about their work and inspire children to read and enjoy books.
In 2019 we worked with more authors than ever, including former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, and during 2020 we offered a programme of online events free for schools and families to watch from home during Covid restrictions. Authors featured included:
Martin Brown, Emma Carroll, Juno Dawson, Devon Glover Sonnet Man, Emily Gravett, Matt Oldfield, Onjali Q Raúf and Alex Wheatle OBE.
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.
Exmouth Community CollegeChildren’s writing icon Michael Rosen is pictured here with a specially prepared treat to celebrate his marvellous poem Chocolate Cake.
Honiton, Crediton, Colyton and ExmouthIn 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…
Exmouth Community CollegeNow 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.