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Reading is Magic Festival: for the joy of it
October 2 – 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9.15am: A follow-on event from Bradford Literature Festival to encourage children to send and share their Letters to the Earth
9.45am: Jasbinder Bilan and Kiran Milwood Hargrave chat about why reading and storytelling is magical, how they weave it into their own books, and the magic they found in the stories they read as children
11am: A fun-filled storytime event from Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland with Pamela Butchart
1.30pm: Steven Butler referees a draw off between Steven Lenton and Sophy Henn
2pm: Cressida Cowell and Jason Reynolds chat to Nicolette Jones about their roles as UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate and US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature followed by a live Q&A