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Pop Up Festival Presents a FREE summer showcase of children’s literature

30 April 2021 Share

A week-long celebration of some of the best writers and illustrators for children and young adults

Pop Up Projects CIC is launching its first live-streamed literature festival this summer.

Twenty award-winning authors, including Coram Boy author Jamila Gavin, Mr Gum! author Andy Stanton and The Gruffalo author Axel Scheffler, will read from their most-loved and new books, along with interviews, performances and resources. 

This virtual event will take place between 14th and 18th June, and will be free to all primary, secondary and special schools. It will connect audiences to a range of high-quality contemporary literature for all ages and abilities, across various forms and genres – from picture books and novels to poetry, spoken word and literature in translation. It also aims to help schools narrow the literacy gap that widened due to Covid-19 and support creativity and wellbeing by connecting pupils of all ages and abilities to this diverse range of quality contemporary literature. 

For more information and to sign your school up, visit pop-up.org.uk/presents