Jacqueline Wilson closes Young Readers Festival

By on 02/06/2011 in Culture

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  • WHERE: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
  • WHEN: Saturday 4 June 2011
  • TIME: 2 - 4pm (event 2 - 3pm, book signing 3 - 4pm)

One of the UK's best loved children's authors, Jacqueline Wilson, brings Birmingham's Young Readers festival to an exciting close on Saturday 4 June from 2 - 3pm at the Adrian Boult Hall in the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Hundreds of Jacqueline's young fans will have the opportunity to quiz the former Children's Laureate about her amazing career and find out how she writes her hugely popular books.  In addition, 150 lucky children will also have the chance to meet Jacqueline afterwards for book signings.

This year's two week long festival also saw the free two-day Book Bash return to Aston Hall for the bank holiday Sunday and Monday with around 100 activities and workshops with famous authors and writers.  Children and young people also had the chance to attend workshops with their schools and take part in a week of activities during the half term holidays at libraries across the city.  More than 150 events took place over the festival with an estimated 11,000 children and their families and teachers taking part.

Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport & Culture said: “Throughout the year, Birmingham's libraries promote reading and literacy to our diverse city's children and young people.  Once again the Young Readers festival has pulled off an exciting programme of free and low cost events to get everyone inspired and involved.”

This year's Young Readers festival took place from 21 May to 4 June.  For more information visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/youngreaders

Media contact: 
Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476   debbie.harrison@birmingham.gov.uk

Note to Editors:

The 'Meet Jacqueline Wilson' Festival Finale Event is at 2 - 3pm on Saturday 4 June in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire.

After the event, 150 children with 'lucky' tickets will have the opportunity to meet Jacqueline for the book signing session from 3pm onwards

Tickets for the event cost £3 for adults and £2 for children and young people under 18.  They are available from The Box, 0121 245 4455  www.birmingham-box.co.uk

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