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Travel to inspirational places with our wonderful hosts, from the comfort of your own home. You’ll find details and links for all of this year’s free online events below.

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All featured books will be available to buy from our bookshop partner, Storysmith.

Storytale Festival Events 2020

Storytale Festival Events 2020

Storytale Festival Events 2020

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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-5 years
Cost: FREE

Listen to Lucy Rowland read Wanda’s Words Got Stuck, then follow a special wand-making craft session with Paula Bowles. It’s going to be magical!

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Tell Me a Tale

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 10:30am-10:50am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-11 years
Cost: FREE

Join professional storyteller, Pridie Tierman, for an enchanting Scottish folktale, The Beekeeper and the Hare. Plus, there’ll be some fun story-spinning challenges for you at the end!

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Dragon Detective: Sky High!

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 6-12 years
Cost: FREE

Award-winning author, Gareth Jones, will give an introduction to the third book in his Dragon Detective series, Sky High! He’ll then treat you to a performance of the accompanying song on various instruments – it’s an event not to be missed.

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Halloween Scare

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 8:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 12+ years
Cost: FREE

Author Gabriel Dylan will get your spooky juices flowing, with his Halloween themed talk about what makes a good scary book. He’ll share his inspiration for his novel, Whiteout, along with…

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Start Your Own Adventure Story

Date: October, 25th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7+ years
Cost: FREE

Using just a couple of starting ideas, author Katharine Orton will help you come up with the basis for an epic adventure. She promises to get your imagination whirring.

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Milton: Superheroes & Megastars

Date: October, 26th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-11 years
Cost: FREE

Join author of Milton the Mighty and Milton the Megastar, Emma Read, for a fun session of writing tips and spideryness.

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Background Noise

Date: October, 26th, 2020
Time: 3:00Pm-3:20Pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-11 years
Cost: FREE

Stir your imagination with poet Malaika Kegode, who’ll use a writing prompt to get you thinking about the stories that aren’t being told in famous paintings and photos. She’ll show you a way to get inspired to create your own characters.

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The Girl Who Walked to the Moon

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 2-8 years
Cost: FREE

Author Tessa Yates will tell you her inspiring story about The Girl Who Walked to the Moon. Little Tessa dreams of being the first woman to land on the moon. After her rocket made from boxes gets her off to a slow start…

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Wild Things!

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-12 years
Cost: FREE

Author Sophie Kirtley wants you to let your stories go WILD! Find out how she uses the natural world in her books… and how YOU can unleash the wild side of your writing too! Wellies on! Notebooks ready! Let’s get outside!

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Uh-Oh! Said Flo

Date: October, 25th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-8 years
Cost: FREE

Craft your very own jellyfish out of recycled materials with Sam and Rachel from Uh-Oh Books. Plus learn all about under the sea…

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Feel-good Fiction for Teens

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 8:00pm-8:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 12+ years
Cost: FREE

Join author Kate Mallinder for an informal chat around the topic of teenage fiction, and in particular, feel-good fiction. She’ll look at why teens love it, why it’s…

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Jasper and Scruff: Treasure Map Making

Date: October, 28th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-8 years
Cost: FREE

Join author/illustrator Nicola Colton for a treasure map making session, based on her book series Jasper and Scruff. It will be an interactive, swashbuckling…

Read More »
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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-5 years
Cost: FREE

Listen to Lucy Rowland read Wanda’s Words Got Stuck, then follow a special wand-making craft session with Paula Bowles. It’s going to be magical!

Read More »
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Tell Me a Tale

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 10:30am-10:50am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-11 years
Cost: FREE

Join professional storyteller, Pridie Tierman, for an enchanting Scottish folktale, The Beekeeper and the Hare. Plus, there’ll be some fun story-spinning challenges for you at the end!

Read More »
dragon-detective-sky-high-event-image

Dragon Detective: Sky High!

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 6-12 years
Cost: FREE

Award-winning author, Gareth Jones, will give an introduction to the third book in his Dragon Detective series, Sky High! He’ll then treat you to a performance of the accompanying song on various instruments – it’s an event not to be missed.

Read More »
halloween-scare-event-image

Halloween Scare

Date: October, 24th, 2020
Time: 8:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 12+ years
Cost: FREE

Author Gabriel Dylan will get your spooky juices flowing, with his Halloween themed talk about what makes a good scary book. He’ll share his inspiration for his novel, Whiteout, along with…

Read More »
start-your-own-adventure-story

Start Your Own Adventure Story

Date: October, 25th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7+ years
Cost: FREE

Using just a couple of starting ideas, author Katharine Orton will help you come up with the basis for an epic adventure. She promises to get your imagination whirring.

Read More »
milton-superheroes-and-megastars-emma-read-event

Milton: Superheroes & Megastars

Date: October, 26th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-11 years
Cost: FREE

Join author of Milton the Mighty and Milton the Megastar, Emma Read, for a fun session of writing tips and spideryness.

Read More »
malaika-kegode-event-image

Background Noise

Date: October, 26th, 2020
Time: 3:00Pm-3:20Pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-11 years
Cost: FREE

Stir your imagination with poet Malaika Kegode, who’ll use a writing prompt to get you thinking about the stories that aren’t being told in famous paintings and photos. She’ll show you a way to get inspired to create your own characters.

Read More »
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The Girl Who Walked to the Moon

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 2-8 years
Cost: FREE

Author Tessa Yates will tell you her inspiring story about The Girl Who Walked to the Moon. Little Tessa dreams of being the first woman to land on the moon. After her rocket made from boxes gets her off to a slow start…

Read More »
wild-things-sophie-kirtley-event-image

Wild Things!

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 7-12 years
Cost: FREE

Author Sophie Kirtley wants you to let your stories go WILD! Find out how she uses the natural world in her books… and how YOU can unleash the wild side of your writing too! Wellies on! Notebooks ready! Let’s get outside!

Read More »
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Uh-Oh! Said Flo

Date: October, 25th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-8 years
Cost: FREE

Craft your very own jellyfish out of recycled materials with Sam and Rachel from Uh-Oh Books. Plus learn all about under the sea…

Read More »
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Feel-good Fiction for Teens

Date: October, 27th, 2020
Time: 8:00pm-8:20pm
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 12+ years
Cost: FREE

Join author Kate Mallinder for an informal chat around the topic of teenage fiction, and in particular, feel-good fiction. She’ll look at why teens love it, why it’s…

Read More »
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Jasper and Scruff: Treasure Map Making

Date: October, 28th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:20am
Where: Event link coming soon!
Age: 0-8 years
Cost: FREE

Join author/illustrator Nicola Colton for a treasure map making session, based on her book series Jasper and Scruff. It will be an interactive, swashbuckling…

Read More »
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