Chiswick Book Festival 2021
Huge thanks to Torin Douglas, Jo James, Lucy Chambers, James Barber, Waterstones and all who made the most excellent Chiswick Book Festival happen this year. I had the best time appearing as a speaker at the Local Authors’ Party, leading a workshop with Cally & Jimmy at the Chiswick Playhouse and meeting and being inspired by fellow children’s authors and poets Rob Biddulph, Joshua Seigal and Neal Zetter. It was great to share the events with friends Pippa Hirst, Nick Hennegan and super-tops nephew Dominic too. Thanks so much for having me. It was brilliant. Here’s a bit of what we got up to in pictures…
We kicked off at the Local Authors’ Party at the George IV
Pubs, people and pages – what’s not to like?
I had two minutes to introduce Cally & Jimmy to packed crowd
It was terrifyingly fun
We had a great Cally & Jimmy creative writing workshop at the Chiswick Playhouse
I loved meeting fellow children’s authors including Rob Biddulph and poets Joshua Seigal and Neal Zetter.
It was great to attend their lively, interactive and fun events at the festival with my nephew Dominic.
One of my pupils Aarush Choudhury was awarded a prize at the Children’s Poetry Competition – a proud teacher moment for me – all credit to him though