Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns in an online format for 2021 on Saturday 12th June!

Wee Write! Family Day

About Wee Write! Family Day

Looking for a fun day of activities for the little bookworm in your life? Spark their imagination at Aye Write's magical ‘Wee Write’ Family Day on Saturday 12th June!

All Wee Write events are free but ticketed and will be available to access online until 3rd July.

Konnie Huq: Fearless Fairy Tales
Suitable for ages 9+
Laugh-out-loud with former Blue Peter presenter, Konnie Huq, who has reinvented old-fashioned bedtime stories for the twenty-first century. From fake news to female footballers, environmental pollution to equal pay, nothing is off-limits in this fun event! Meet Sleeping Brainy, Mouldysocks, Trumplestiltskin and more, as Konnie introduces you to fairytales as you’ve never seen them before, sets you a fearless fairytale challenge – plus, you’ll get the chance to draw along and hear the answers to her most popular questions.

Rob Biddulph: Glasgow Draw with Rob
Suitable for ages 4+
Author, illustrator and draw along genius Rob Biddulph helped everyone get through lockdown with his brilliant Draw with Rob videos. Find out all about Rob's journey from budding illustrator, to award-winning picture book creator, all the way up to being a world record holder. Don't forget your pens and paper! Some come on Glasgow let’s Draw Along with Rob!

Ben Miller: The Day I Fell into a Fairy Tale
Suitable for ages 7 - 11
Step into a world of wonder with bestselling children’s author Ben Miller and hear about his new book The Day I Fell into a Fairytale. Share in Ben’s love of storytelling in this exciting new adventure about a girl who falls into the land of fairytales! Hear actor, comedian and author Ben talk about his career in comedy, TV and film and how he came to become a children’s author.

Guy Bass: Skeleton Keys: The Night of the Nobody
Suitable for ages 9+
Join award-winning author Guy Bass for a fast-paced combination of stand-up (well, sit down), stories and silliness. His performance explores his childhood aspirations and inspirations and includes poetry, writing tips and animated readings from his new book, Skeleton Keys: The Night of The Nobody. Plus, he'll share notes, doodles and whatever else he has lying around!

Michael Morpurgo: The Birthday Duck
Suitable for ages 4+
Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo talks about and reads his latest picture book inspired by the charity Farms for City Children which he founded with his wife Clare in 1976.  The Birthday Duck is the joyous story of a boy who rescues a duck and goes home in the coach with him in his duffle bag after a visit to Nethercott Farm.

Alan Windram: One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe
Suitable for ages 3+
Join award-winning author Alan Windram for some fantastic robot picture book fun in this highly interactive family event for three to six year-olds. There will be stories, singing and some 'robot dancing' as Alan reads One Button Benny's brand new adventure - One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe. Can Benny save the day? Will he have to press his 'Emergency Button' again? Join in the fun to find out.

Debi Gliori: The Trouble with Dragons
Suitable for ages 4+
Did you know that dragons are to blame for climate warming? With their snotty flame-throwers and horrible habit of flying everywhere, those dreadful dragons are making planet Earth too hot for all other living creatures.
Join writer and illustrator Debi Gliori in her studio for a thought-provoking interactive event all about our warming world and what we can do to help cool things down again.

Janis MacKay:The Fairy Song
Suitable for ages 4 - 7
When Rose hears beautiful music coming from the forest, she is soon swept up into an enchanting secret world. The Fairy Song is a beautifully illustrated picture book tale of old fairy magic and Midsummer song, steeped in Scottish folklore. Join award-winning author and storyteller Janis MacKay for a fun, engaging session and discover a beautiful, lyrical new take on a classic Scottish legend.

Ross Collins & Sarah McIntyre: Draw Off
Suitable for ages 5+
Join Ross Collins winner of the Bookbug Picture Book prize 2021 for ‘This is a dog’ and Sarah McIntyre Author and illustrator of ‘There’s a Shark in my Bath’ for a Wee Write Draw off. Pens and paper at the ready – and watch two amazing illustrators go head to head in our Wee Write showdown.

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