The Big Book Weekend is a three-day virtual festival bringing together the best of the cancelled UK literary festivals over the Bank Holiday Weekend brought to life via MyVLF (the free global virtual literary festival venue).
Alongside a wealth of sessions featuring 27 different authors, there is a chance to visit the virtual cafe and mingle with fellow readers, visit virtual publisher and author stands in the exhibition and then go into the theatre to listen to the speakers.
All you have to do is register with MyVFL and join in... the first session starts at 10:00am (BST) on Friday 8th May.
Kids sessions over the weekend include:
Jill Calder, Illustrator - Friday 8th May 2.00 pm (BST)
Interactive and suitable for all ages - just make sure you have A4 or A3 paper, scissors, and colouring pencils to hand!
Michael Morpurgo with Clare Mulley - Friday 8th May 3:00 pm (BST)
Interview celebrating VE Day, and suitable for ages 7+
Will Millard - Sunday 10th May 2.00 pm (BST)
Performance session aimed at kids of all ages based on his ‘lockdown lessons’ on Facebook.
The Big Book Weekend is a three-day virtual book festival that brings together the best of the cancelled British literary festivals, with a range of events 'presented' by the relevant festival, featuring the authors and other artists that would have appeared. There’ll be stuff for both kids and adults, festival die-hards and people who’ve never considered chatting about books in a tent. We are deeply committed to ensuring that the BBW reflects as many communities across the UK as possible, and the widest choice of reading tastes.