We’re half way through this year’s Festival of Children’s Literature in Bath. It’s a fantastic 10 day marathon of events from quizzes to drawing sessions to serious discussions of young adult literature. It takes place in the middle of Bath, and has done every autumn for the last few years.
My personal involvement is as a steward alongside a pool of other committed and energetic stewards, many of whom know an awful lot about children’s literature, and some of whom write it. Mostly I’m a talking signpost in a yellow t-shirt, sending people upstairs, downstairs, in search of box offices, toilets, Peppa Pig or Sophie Mackenzie. Sometimes I make tea and coffee for authors, sometimes I help to get people into character suits.
On Sunday, it was Miffy.
Here she is, brushing the doorway with her magnificent ears.
This weekend coming you can meet a bunch more characters and authors and some excellent stewards too. Check out the programme here.