Huddersfield Literature Festival Event: Memories of Childhood Reading
March 11 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Memories of Childhood Reading
With Lucy Mangan, Annabel Pitcher and Emily Drabble
2.30pm (approx. running time 2hrs, includes a break for refreshments), £5 (£3 conc)
Mechanics Hall, Peel Street, Marsden HD7 6BW
What are your favourite memories of childhood reading? Which children’s stories have stayed with you and which books are inspiring young readers today?
In this special Mother’s Day event, Lucy Mangan, Annabel Pitcher and Emily Drabble talk about how books shape lives, open up new worlds and help children to understand this one.
Lucy Mangan is a columnist on The Guardian and Stylist magazine; her new book, Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, celebrates her favourite stories and characters from a childhood spent at libraries and bookshops.
Annabel Pitcher is the West-Yorkshire based author of four Young Adult novels, including My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece and latest, The Last Days of Archie Maxwell. Her work has won numerous awards and been translated into 20 languages.
Emily Drabble is Head of Children’s Book Promotion and Prizes at the reading for pleasure charity BookTrust, running awards and initiatives such as the Children’s Laureate.
Sponsored by Sleigh & Story.