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Kingston Children's Literary Festival

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18th November to 16th December

This Christmas Kingston upon Thames launches the first Kingston Children’s Literary Festival and invites children and parents alike to listen to some of their favourite ‘festive’ and ‘non-festive’ tales from a line up some of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors in the lead-up to Christmas.

You will have the chance to meet the likes of comedian and picture book sensation, Olaf Falafel (‘Father Christmas Heard A Parp’), illustrator and animator, Tom McLaughlin (The Accidental Father Christmas’) author Katherine Woodfine (‘The Midnight Peacock’) and the award-winning Pete Johnson, author of over fifty books, (‘Louis and the Laugh’).

Kingston Children’s Literary Festival has been designed to appeal to children of all ages and launches on Saturday 18th November 2017, with events taking place on various Thursdays and Saturdays for the five weeks up to Christmas.

All readings are completely free but need to be pre-booked in advance, as spaces are limited!



Sat 18 Nov  |  Ross Montgomery
Sat 18 Nov  |  Irena Brignull

Thu 23 Nov  |  Stacey Turner
Thu 23 Nov  |  Pete Johnson

Sat 2 Dec  |  Olaf Falafel
Sat 2 Dec  |  Doodles and Scribbles
Sat 2 Dec  |  Katherine Webber
Sat 2 Dec  |  Lotte Moore

Thu 7 Dec  |  Maudie Powell-Tuck
Thu 7 Dec  |  Tom McLaughlin

Sat 9 Dec  |  Jeremy Davies
Sat 9 Dec  |  Katherine Woodfine

Sat 16 Dec  |  Christian Darkin
Sat 16 Dec  |  Piers Torday

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