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Marlborough LitFest: Strong looks just the ticket
2:30pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
TICKET sales for Jeremy Strong’s appearance at the LitFest are going extremely well, organisers say.
Youngsters will be entertained and inspired by the zany, best-selling children’s author at the Town Hall from 10.30am.
The former primary school teacher has published more than 70 children’s books and will be talking about My Brother’s Famous Bottom Gets Crowned – the latest escapade featuring the crazy antics of Nicholas, Cheese and Tomato.
He is a prolific children’s author and the brains behind My Brother’s Famous Bottom, The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog, Cartoon Kid and Cosmic Pyjamas, as well as his Laugh-Your-Socks-Off joke books.
LitFest committee member Jo Del Mar said: “Jeremy Strong is very popular with nine to 11-year-olds so there has been a lot of interest in his appearance.
“Literacy is hugely important and children are our future audience so we are very keen on having events for them.”
On Friday primary school pupils will be getting involved with workshops led by children’s author Rob Lloyd Jones.
His debut novel Wild Boy is a murder mystery set in a freak show.
Mr Lloyd Jones uses Wild Boy to inspire and unleash the imaginations of children, who subsequently delight in creating their own wild stories and crazy characters.
Youngsters can show off their writing ability in the LitFest’s limerick writing competition for children in years three to six.
The best entries will be displayed at the festival and the winner put on the website.
The writer of the winning limerick will get two tickets to Jeremy Strong’s talk at the Marlborough Literature Festival and a £10 book token.
Send entries to MLF Competitions, 107 High Street, Netheravon, Wiltshire, SP4 9PJ or email to davina@marlborough litfest.org
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