Northern Children’s Book Festival Gala Day

We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting this year’s Northern Children’s Book Festival Gala Day at The Word on Saturday 18 November!

The Northern Children’s Book Festival passes on the joy of books and reading for pleasure by connecting children and their families with top authors and illustrators.

There promises to be an exciting programme of sessions and workshops with internationally famous authors and illustrators including Korky Paul, Nick Sharratt, Vivian French, Ian Whybrow, Kate Fox, Piers Torday and Jonny Duddle.

There will be workshops on improving creative writing skills, hints on creating your own digital illustrations, artist workshops in our FabLab and tales of near and far from entertaining storytellers.

All sessions will be suitable for 5-13 year olds. Make sure to book your tickets in advance as this will be popular.

Further details for each session will be available on our website and at