Brighton Children's Book Festival 2008– children's books have never been hotter!
Brighton Children's Book Festival 2008, Saturday and Sunday, 19th-20th April
Aimed at young people and adults, the second Brighton Children's Book Festival celebrates the way children's books 'leap from the page' into film, theatre, radio, TV, digital media and much more.
With a weekend of talks, hands-on workshops, storytelling, performances and screenings, everyone is invited to join in the fun.
Saturday 19 April, for adults and
young people 7 and up
§ A question and answer session with actress Dakota Blue Richards, star of The Golden Compass film adaptation of Philip Pullman's book
§ An interview with award-winning author David Almond and children's TV producer Peter Tabern on the adaptation of Clay for the BBC, to be followed by a special screening
§ A talk by Kitty Taylor, director of Charlie and Lola for Cbeebies who works with Tiger Aspect Productions, on the adaptation from Lauren Child's book to TV
§ A chance for children to perform in a selection from Nicky Singer's Feather Boy, adapted for school productions
§ Hands-on workshops including making pop-ups, creating comics, and dragon storytelling
Sunday 20 April, for adults and 13-18 year olds
§ An inspiring performance by Jamaican-born performance poet Valerie Bloom
§ A talk by author/actress Michelle Magorian, creator of the well-known Goodnight Mr. Tom which was adapted for ITV
§ A presentation by Michael Cowen, Co-Director of Spice Factory, on adapting Elizabeth Goudge's Little White Horse for cinema
§ A talk by one of the world's leading Manga illustrators, Kiriko Kubo
§ Hands-on workshops, including digital special effects motion capture workshop with Brighton-based Animazoo, hip hop, storytelling and creative writing
§ A panel discussion with publishers and agents on how to get published, and how to build your career, including an agent specialising in film rights
§ Relaxed networking receptions, a bookstall and an exhibition zone showcasing publishers, advisors and organisations
§ The festival will have something for everyone – including young people and parents, teachers and librarians, aspiring and practicing children's book authors and illustrators, and people working in electronic media, TV, film and publishing
§ Following on from the festival, a community and education creative outreach programme is planned in Whitehawk, Moulscoombe and Portslade, bringing the joy of children's writing to adults and children
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