By Maria Vakmann The marquee was packed to the maximum with readers and writers of all ages. They came to listen to bestselling author Matt Haig unpack his latest novel in a conversation with novelist Eleanor Updale. Matt’s book, How to Stop Time, tells the story of 439-year-old Tom Hazard who has a rare medical […]
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By Lizzie Arnold and Georgia Penrose Within moments of introducing himself, award-winning playwright, radio dramatist and children’s author Christopher William Hill filled the marquee with laughter. During the first few minutes of his workshop he revealed that he had been ‘watching us’ – that is, the audience – mentioning the ‘Bee Girls’ who had shrieked in horror at […]
by Madeleine Saaf and Charlotte Rayment The four day long North Cornwall Book Festival got off to a fantastic start this week with two days of workshops for children in the scenic setting of St. Endellion. The Young Readers Festival began on Thursday for the ‘Book Surfers,’ students aged twelve to fifteen years old. The young readers and […]
By Lizzie Arnold Back in the church for the second day in a row, and although it’s a little chilly, the sunlight coming through the stained glass windows warms the room. Author Matt Haig begins by letting us know that even though it’s October, he wants to create a ‘Christmassy feel,’ much to the children’s […]
By Georgia Penrose Award-winning writer Chrissie Gittins warmly introduced herself to her young audience in her Friday workshop. The children were immediately drawn in by Chrissie’s talk, which covered her work in a Scottish school, her travels to Bangkok, her writing, including short stories, poetry and radio dramas. From the start everyone was excited to join the workshop. Chrissie began by reading […]
Blogger Lizzie Arnold was able to speak with novelist Emily Barr after her workshops on Thursday to check in about the North Cornwall Book Festival and her new book! I really enjoyed your workshop this morning. How are you finding the festival so far? Thank you! I’m loving it! It isn’t like any other […]
by Holly Cara Farr Matt Windle, boxing champion and Birmingham’s very own poet laureate, puts a fresh spin on the poem at the North Cornwall Book Festival. Matt’s poetry workshop kick-starts Thursday, livening up the chilly church hall with his upbeat attitude as he introduces himself to the children. ‘You can call me the poet […]
by Georgia Penrose Novelist Eleanor Updale introduced her lovable unlikely hero Johnny Swanson to a marquee full of excitable school children. Eleanor began by saying: ‘I really don’t like the word workshop. This isn’t work, it is supposed to be fun!’ This set the tone for the atmosphere that continued for the remaining hour. Focusing […]
By Rosie Connell To conclude the North Cornwall Book Festival’s events, I watch renowned novelist Andrew Miller being interviewed by Rupert Thomson in the beautiful St. Endellion church. When he isn’t practicing his martial arts, Andrew is immersed in his writing, telling us “you give whatever you’ve got.” Later going on to say “my writing […]
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