The Manchester Children’s Book Festival was devised
in 2010 by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and is run
by her team in the Manchester Writing School
at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Festival takes place every two years and includes
events at many of Manchester’s major cultural venues
(theatres, museums, galleries, libraries), and in local
and regional school and community settings.
The programme blends public events featuring
high-profile children’s authors – Cathy Cassidy,
Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson
have all taken part – with activities for school groups,
and training for teachers to ensure the Festival has
an impact and legacy in the classroom.
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