Manchester Children’s Book Festival and the Importance of Children’s Poetry

Manchester Children's Book FestivalQuestion: Are you reading this in North West England? If so, please consider coming out to say hello this weekend, 4-5 July 2015.

I’ll be in Manchester for the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, where I’ll appear with the wonderful Mandy Coe, award-winning author of the collection, If You Could See Laughter, and editor of the beautiful, eye-opening anthology, Let In The Stars.

Mandy is a vocal advocate for children’s poetry, arguing it ought to be taken more seriously, especially at a time when it’s availability is on a sad decline—a fact recently lamented by none other than Roger McGough.

As such, this weekend’s festivities couldn’t come at a better time. Both Saturday and Sunday feature events promoting poetry for children. Everything you need to know is here.

Hope to see you there!

PS: There is a VERY good chance (hint, hint) I’ll also be popping up at Saturday’s open mic event at the Manchester Central Library, so watch out for me!

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