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Reading is Magic Festival: advice from a trained librarian or bookseller
October 1 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9.15am: The Bookshop Band will perform two magical book-themed songs
9.45am: A podcast in celebration of National Poetry Day presented by Joseph Coelho
11am: Alex Wheatle brings British and Jamaican history to life in his latest novel Cane Warriors
1.30: Chris Riddell will draw four characters from his visual interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland while we hear contemporary book recommendations, selected for each character
2pm: An event from Toronto International Festival of Authors with #OwnVoices author David
A. Robertson talking about The Barren Grounds in conversation with Eloise Williams, Children’s Laureate Wales. A live Q&A will follow this event.