Well it's been a very exciting couple of weeks!
Firstly, I went to Balletomane's performance of THE THREE MAGIC MICE BALLET! I was completely blown away by their performance and so honoured that they chose one of my books. It really was just magical watching the characters come to life. The fabulous Balletomane are a self-funded company of volunteer dancers (many of whom have non-dance related careers, from architects to social workers!) who bring ballet to people with limited access to the theatre. They perform in public libraries free
of charge, and also offer free workshops in schools to explore story-telling and literacy themes through movement and dance - do let me know if you’d like them to perform at a library near you or come to your school!
|Helen searches for the way out|
|What do you call 4 children's authors |
stuck in a maze? Answers on a postcard!
I love book festivals - there's always such a buzz and excitement about reading and books - and I seized the opportunity to see some of my favourite authors in action.
|The lovely Ruth Hatfield ran a workshop based on her novel "The Book of Storms"|
|Helen Moss and Robin Stevens talk about their anthology of crime stories: |
"Mystery and Mayhem" - Helen's story is all about a pineapple!!
|I was especially impressed that both Helen and Robin |
wore nail varnish to match their book cover! Awesome!
I also went to a fab event on The Hero's Journey by the equally fabulous Candy Gourlay, but I wasn't allowed to take photos, so here's a lovely one of Candy with the library cats instead!
|Photo by Ruth Keys|
What fun, exciting, inspiring, fascinating events book festivals are! Have you been to any fab festivals lately?