Monday, 27 June 2016

Manchester Children's Book Festival

Manchester Children's Book Festival started this weekend and there are many events to look forward to:

Manchester Children’s Book Festival


The 2016 Manchester Children’s Book Festival started this weekend with our popular Family Fun Day at Manchester Met. Download your digital copy of our brochure from our website and see what’s on now by clicking: 2016 MCBF Digital Brochure – or browse the full programme and book your tickets online at You can also read about last week’s launch day, and follow the Festival as it happens, on the MCBF Blog. Events this year include…


Gothic Manchester presents: Danny Weston and Sally Green

Sunday 3rd July, 2-3.30pm

Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, FREE

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet two of this year’s most exciting YA, Gothic-inspired novelists, Danny Weston (Philip Caveney) and Sally Green. This event will see them in discussion with Manchester Metropolitan University academic, Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and welcomes them at a time when both authors are riding the crest of a particularly high wave. Danny Weston is the pen-name for author Philip Caveney, author of the international bestselling Sebastian Darke series. Sally Green is the author of the international best-selling Half Bad trilogy of books. Presented by the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies in partnership with the Manchester Children's Book Festival and Waterstones. Book your free tickets here or go to


Curtis Jobling: Max Helsing: Monster Hunter

Saturday 2nd July, 3-4.30pm

Manchester Central Library, FREE

Join Curtis Jobling, veteran of the UK animation industry and best-selling and award-winning author, for an interactive event on his new, chilling fantasy series, Max Helsing: Monster Hunter. Curtis is published the world over, and this event will encompass all aspects of his work in film, television and publishing with live illustration, animation screening, interactive quizzes and eye-popping Powerpoints, all culminating in a reading from his thrilling new book. The MCBF team are delighted to welcome Festival patron Curtis back for our 2016 programme. Book your free tickets here or go to


Matters Over Minds: Siobhan Curham, Juno Dawson and Non Pratt

Saturday 2nd July, 1.30-3pm  

Manchester Central Library, FREE

Join three of today's hottest YA authors for a panel discussion on mental health. Siobhan Curham: Winner of the Young Minds award for her novel, Dear Dylan, Siobhan is also a writing coach and was the ghost writer for vlogger extraordinaire, Zoella Suggs. Juno Dawson: 'We need to talk about mental health without shame.' Juno Dawson Winner of the Queen of Teen award, Juno is a best-selling author of both fact and fiction and is a columnist writing about transgendered issues with popular magazine Glamour. Non Pratt:

'Smart, engaging and hard to put down.' Guardian. Non's debut Trouble was published to great critical acclaim. She is in demand across the UK as a speaker and workshops leader. In addition to writing, Non has also been a book editor with Usborne. Hosted by Manchester Met Senior Lecturer in English Ginette Carpenter. Book your free tickets here or go to


Wordsmith Open Mic with Chris Jam and Alex Wheatle

Saturday 2nd July, 12-1.30pm   

Manchester Central Library, FREE

MCs Chris Jam and Alex Wheatle are joined by young poets for this very special Wordsmith showcase. If you'd like to take the mic, please register your interest when booking and we'll include you if we can. Part of Generation #MCRTakeover at Manchester Central Library. Book your free tickets here or go to



We look forward to seeing you there!


The Manchester Children's Book Festival Team


The Manchester Children’s Book Festival

Manchester Metropolitan University

Rosamond Street West | Off Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6LL

Tel: +44 (0) 161 247 2424


Browse our website:

Join us on Facebook: “Manchester Children’s Book Festival

Follow us on Twitter: @MCBFestival 

Working with Readathon to put books onto shelves at Manchester Children’s Hospital School.

No comments:

Post a Comment