19-20 MAY 2018

Our theme this year is "Earth Stories"

 

2018 Authors and Guests

Joseph Coelho

Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho brings his word-painting magic to Linton! Littlest kids will be enchanted by his story “Luna Loves Library Day” and older ones will have a chance to learn wordsmit

Joseph Coelho

Poet and Author

Saffron Walden Museum

Calling all budding storytellers and designers:  join Saffron Walden Museum to design and build your own shadow puppet based on some fascinating objects from our collections. Learn about the objects

Saffron Walden Museum

Drop-in Activity

Andy Shepherd

Introducing new author, Andy Shepherd. In her workshop Andy will give you a sneak preview of her soon to be launched book ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’, plus you'll discover the magical dragon fruit

Andy Shepherd

Author

Paige Selby-Green

Graphic designer Paige Selby-Green will help you create your very own fantasy map. Learn about the important features of maps and how different elements work together. Then let your imagination lead y

Paige Selby-Green

Graphic Designer

Lion Learners

New to Linton Bookfest! Lion Learners introduce animals through stories, then give you the chance to meet and handle the real animals themselves! These sessions, led by an experienced presenter, are s

Lion Learners

Hands-on activity

Helen Wang

Helen translates children’s books from Chinese, giving young UK readers unique insights into another culture. She will be presenting Yanan Dong’s superbly illustrated book “Express Delivery from

Helen Wang

Translator

Jo Cotterill

Get ready for an electrifyingly entertaining performance from author-of-many-talents Jo Cotterill as she introduces her unlikely superhero, Electrigirl! Fun guaranteed, for boys and girls alike! Jo

Jo Cotterill

Author

Dave Cousins

Stand-up comedy – with books! Join Dave on his hilarious journey to becoming a writer. A mix of anecdotes, pictures, readings and leaping about, with an underlying message: everyone has a story to t

Dave Cousins

Author

See all our 2018 Speakers here - watch for updates!

 

2018 SPONSORS

logo

logo logo logo logo logo