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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.

Our sincere thanks to our sponsors who recognise how important this work is and enable us to continue this important outreach work.

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Loads of Fun for Families

This year's programme for kids is packed with ideas to keep everyone entertained and inspired! We kick off with our Jubilee Right Royal Ramble Heath Week Trail from 23rd to…

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Books for Kids

This year, The Budleigh Literary Festival is raising money to give FREE books to children.

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Family Book Trail

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival Family Book Trail - Sat 18th & Sun 19th September Can you find book characters on our special Festival Book Trail which will take your round Budleigh? …

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - FREE activities

We're bringing to life the much loved children's story with FREE drop in activities on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th September.

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Spring Weekend 2021 announced

February 2021 BUDLEIGH LITERARY FESTIVAL BRIGHTENS UP SPRING WITH A SPARKLING WEEKEND OF ONLINE EVENTS Following the success of its interview with Jon Sopel this January, the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is…

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Michael Rosen

Exmouth Community CollegeChildren’s writing icon Michael Rosen is pictured here with a specially prepared treat to celebrate his marvellous poem Chocolate Cake.

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Catherine Johnson

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…

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Childrens Literary Quiz

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.

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Friday 15 September 2017St Peter’s C of E Primary SchoolAuthor of the firm favourite Which Witch is Which? and the glorious Magic Custard Factory, author Leyland Perree will be working…

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Primary School Transition VisitsWednesday 13 September 2017 Sidmouth College and Exmouth Community College.

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