Ryedale Book Festival September 2018
Posted on 28th August 2018 at 13:55
Ryedale Book Festival returns this September with dragon-themed literary activities for the kids and a galaxy of award-winning writers in a new season line-up.
On Saturday 8th September, hear about the fairy tales that inspired Jen Campbell’s collection of short stories, ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night.’
7pm to 9pm at the Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8DY.
On Friday 21st September, the festival’s outreach programme includes opportunities for local schools to participate, while young readers can enjoy a movie night with Cressida Cowell, author of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, and watch the film version of the popular children’s book. 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Milton Rooms, Malton YO17 7LX.
For older readers, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson will share a musical journey at the Milton Rooms,Malton, from 7.45pm to 9.30pm, YO17 7LX.
On Saturday 22nd September, there will be a full day of literary activities based on the dragon theme such as magic, poetry, crafts and reading.
The day ends with a bedtime story read by award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett. There’s also the writing and drawing competition supported by illustrator Jackie Morris, whose talents can be enjoyed in ‘Tell me a Dragon’. Events start at 12noon and there’s a full list of activities here.