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The Wee Book Fest – October 17th -23rd 2016 in St Andrews

Wednesday 19th October 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 9am
  • Start time 10.30am
Image of The Wee Book Fest  – October 17th -23rd 2016

This year we are launching the Wee Book Fest for young readers -a dedicated line up of children’s events at the heart of the St Andrews Literary Festival. All events will be announced on October 1st and booking opens on the 2nd!

Our intentions are simple, to celebrate the magic of reading, to entertain, and perhaps even to inspire! Joining us this October we have long established bookshop favourites: Jonathan Meres, Debi Gliori, Lari Don, Chae Strathie and Gill Arbuthnott, as well as rising stars Martin Stewart, Malcolm McNeill and Alexander McCall. To add to the excitement our very own booksellers are hosting a Roald Dahl Party, serving up some of George’s Marvellous Medicine and making Dream Jars.

As part of the Wee Book Fest we also invite parents and educators to spend an evening in the bookshop with specialist and publisher Mairi Kidd, as we explore the best ways to engage children for whom reading is a challenge.

Intimate in scale and setting, the Wee Book Fest offers budding bibliophiles a unique opportunity to hear from authors they admire, to discover new voices and to spark their own imaginations.

Entry to all events is through event book vouchers which are refundable against the author’s books at the event. Parents are welcome to attend or they can settle in to browse with some complimentary tea or coffee whilst the events are under way in the Children’s Room.

Come prepared for Robot Chickens, werewolves, witches, astronauts and (a short) history of life on earth – we can’t wait to welcome you to the Wee Book Fest!

Monday 17th
10.30 Chae Strathie – Captain Firebeard’s School for Pirates (5-8yrs)
11.30 Gill Arbuthnott – Picture Book Story Time (3-5yrs)
15.00 Gill Arbuthnott – Life on Earth (7-12yrs)

Tuesday 18th
10.30 Debi Gliori -Goodnight World (4-7yrs)

Wednesday 19th
10.30 Alex McCall– Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens (5-9yrs)
16:30 Malcolm McNeill – Fantasy Fiction & The Beginning Woods (11+)

Thursday 20th
10.30 Roald Dahl Party (6-11yrs)
17:30 Jonathan Meres – World Of Norm meet & greet
20:00 How to Build a Reader -Mairi Kidd & Jonathan Meres (Adults)

Friday 21st
11.00 Lari Don – Serpents, Werewolves & Wild Horses (7 -12yrs)

Sunday 22nd
16:30 Martin Stewart – Riverkeep & writing stories (12 -16yrs)