Wee Write! programme starts tomorrow

Wee Write! programme starts tomorrow

Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People will return tomorrow to run the programmed events cancelled during and immediately after the “Beast from the East”.

Wee Write! 2018 will stage its conclusion from May 18 to May 22 with the Schools Programme held on the weekdays and the Family Days also held at The Mitchell Library on May 19 and 20.

Among the Family Days highlights are fantastic sessions where you can celebrate 80 years of the Beano with artist and writer Jim Glen, Susan Martineau brings her Blue Peter Book Award Winner for a spooky, mind-bending event full of real-life mysteries and BookBug prize winner Chae Strathie is back with his monster show based on T.Rex!

You can join the fabulous John Kirk for individual sessions based on Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” and Jeremy Strong’s “The Hundred Mile and Hour Dog”, Glasgow 2018 Mascot Bonnie the Seal is appearing on both days and there are interactive workshops where you can create and colour something uniquely Scottish or explore the world around us. You can see the full programme of paid for and free events at https://bit.ly/2Fj0qKm

Wee Write! Programmer, Margaret Houston said: “There was no way we were going to allow the snow to cancel most of Wee Write! 2018. We are so grateful to the authors who could re-arrange already busy schedules to come back this weekend and to those who have stepped in to help create a fabulous programme. Wee Write! Family Days are the perfect way to entertain the young book lover in your life, especially if you are looking for an alternative to watching the Royal Wedding or the Cup Finals!”

Story-loving tots have already been heading to their local library this week as Bookbug Week celebrations sweep through the city.

Running until 20th May the eighth annual Bookbug Week, devised to support every child to develop a love of reading, offers young people the opportunity to engage in exciting free events including author appearances, Bounce & Rhyme sessions and the chance to meet Bookbug.

Lucky tots and their families will even be able to meet Bookbug himself as he visits special Bookbug week sessions at the WeeWrite! Family Days and at story-time events with Alison Galbraith at Springburn and Pollokshields libraries.

With more than 10,000 babies aged 0-2 signed up as Glasgow Library members thanks to the Every Child a Library Member scheme, Glasgow Libraries expect hundreds of children to take part in the free events and activities on offer city-wide. For more information, please visit: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/events-and-activities-for-children

Last Updated: 17 May 2018 15:38
Source: Aye Write

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