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					Bishop’s Stortford College
Festival of Literature
                                                                                                                                    Bishop’s Stortford College
5th – 12th February 2010
                                                                          Tickets available from 5th January
                                                To book: 01279 838607 | bookings@bishopsstortfordcollege.org

               Friday 5th February        Children’s Laureate                               Thursday 11th February
The Charles Beauclerk Lecture             Anthony Browne                           Master storyteller
The authenticity of Shakespeare           Talking on ‘Picture Books for All’.      Hugh Lupton                              Bishop’s Stortford College
2.15pm – 3.15pm
Ferguson Lecture Theatre
Open to members of the College
                                          8.00pm – 9.00pm
                                          Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                                          Tickets: £5 adults/£3 under 18s
                                                                                   Tells bedtime stories to College
                                                                                   Junior School pupils.
                                                                                   9.00am – 1.45pm
                                                                                                                            Festival of Literature
Sixth Form with limited places
available for members of the public.                  Tuesday 9th February         Meg Rosoff
Tickets: Free admission                   Children’s Laureate                      Author of award-winning How I Live       5th – 12th February 2010
                                          Anthony Browne                           Now, talks to College pupils about
Kids’ Lit Quiz                            Award-winning author and illustrator     her fourth novel The Bride’s Farewell.
Make a team of four children from         talks to College Junior School pupils.   3.45pm – 5.00pm
                                                                                                                            www.bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk
years 7, 8 or 9 and two adults for this
fun quiz.                                 The Bishop’s Stortford                   Keep teenagers reading!
7.30pm – 9.00pm                           Picture Book Award                       Meg Rosoff, Pauline Francis, Anne
Ferguson Lecture Theatre                  Anthony Browne will present the          Harding and Marilyn Brocklehurst
Tickets: £3 for pre-booked teams          inaugural Bishop’s Stortford Picture     How to keep young people reading
                                          Book Award – an open event for           in this digital age with established
           Saturday 6th February          local schools.                           authors and experts on the subject.
Historical fiction writer                  2.00pm – 3.00pm                          7.30pm – 9.00pm
Conn Iggulden                             Ferguson Lecture Theatre                 Junior School Hall
International best-selling author of      Tickets: £2                              Tickets: Free admission
historical fiction will reveal why it is
dangerous for boys not to read!           An evening with local authors            Performance Poet
7.30pm – 9.00pm                           Marcus Sedgwick, Pauline Francis         Luke Wright
Ferguson Lecture Theatre                  and Gareth Mottram                       Poet in Residence on Radio 4’s
Tickets: £5 adults/£3 under 18s           7.30pm – 9.00pm                          Saturday Live gives a performance of
                                          Ferguson Lecture Theatre                 his work before watching and judging
            Monday 8th February           Tickets: Free admission                  the Senior School House Reading
Travelling Book Fair                                                               Competition.
9.00am – 4.00pm                                 Wednesday 10th February            7.00pm – 9.00pm
Pre-Prep Department                       Matt Haig                                Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                                          Children’s author of The Shadow          Tickets: Free admission
Poetry with                               Forest and The Runaway Troll talks to
Simon Armitage                            College Junior School pupils.                         Friday 12th February
Reading from his new collection,                                                   Book Sale
Seeing Stars, due to be published in      Master storyteller                       Marilyn Brocklehurst from the
April 2010.                               Hugh Lupton                              Norfolk Children’s Book Centre on
6.30pm – 7.30pm                           Telling the story of Arthur Ransome’s    hand to give advice.
Ferguson Lecture Theatre                  travels through Russia in The Homing     9.00am – 3.30pm
Tickets: £5 adults/£3 under 18s           Stone. (Adults and over 14s)             Junior School Hall
                                          7.30pm – 9.00pm
                                          Ferguson Lecture Theatre
   For further information and a
                                          Tickets: £3
TICKET REQUEST FORM visit:
www.bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk
Bishop’s Stortford College
Festival of Literature
5th – 12th February 2010

                      Historical fiction writer                                                                 Kids’ Lit Quiz                                       Performance Poet
                      Conn Iggulden                                                                            Make a team of four children from years 7, 8 or 9    Luke Wright
                      International best-selling author of historical fiction will reveal why it is dangerous   and two adults for this fun quiz.                    Luke Wright, Poet in Residence on Radio 4’s
                      for boys not to read!                                                                                                                         Saturday Live, gives a performance of his work
                                                                                                               Friday 5th February | 7.30pm – 9.00pm                before watching and judging the Senior School
                      Saturday 6th February | 7.30pm – 9.00pm                                                  Ferguson Lecture Theatre                             House Reading Competition.
                      Ferguson Lecture Theatre                                                                 Tickets: £3 per pre-booked team
                      Tickets: £5 Adults/£3 Under 18s                                                                                                               Thursday 11th February | 7.00pm – 9.00pm
                                                                                                               An evening with local authors                        Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                    Tickets: Free admission
                      Poetry reading with                                                                      Marcus Sedgwick, Pauline Francis
                      Simon Armitage                                                                           and Gareth Mottram                                   Book Sale
                                                                                                               Marcus Sedgwick (My Swordhand is Singing,            Marilyn Brocklehurst from the Norfolk Children’s
                      As one of the nation’s most acclaimed writers, Simon Armitage has published
                                                                                                               Revolver), Pauline Francis (The Raven Queen, A       Book Centre on hand to give advice.
                      numerous volumes of poetry, including The Universal Home Doctor and Travelling
                                                                                                               World Away) and Gareth Mottram (Jason Willow)
                      Songs. This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to his latest work from a new
                                                                                                               will talk about their work.                          Friday 12th February | 9.00am – 3.30pm
                      collection of poems, Seeing Stars, due to be published in April 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                    Junior School Hall
                                                                                                               Tuesday 9th February | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
                      Monday 8th February | 6.30pm – 7.30pm
                                                                                                               Ferguson Lecture Theatre
Photo courtesy of
Jonty Wilde
                      Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                      Tickets: £5 Adults/£3 Under 18s
                                                                                                               Tickets: Free admission
                                                                                                                                                                   + | The Bishop’s Stortford Picture
                                                                                                                                                                    PLUS
                                                                                                               Keep teenagers reading!                              Book Award Presentation
                      Children’s Laureate 2009–2011                                                            Meg Rosoff, Pauline Francis,                         An open event for local schools.
                      Anthony Browne                                                                           Anne Harding and Marilyn                             Tuesday 9th February | 2.00pm – 3.00pm
                      Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator, with              Brocklehurst                                         Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                      nearly forty titles to his name. As Children’s Laureate he particularly wants to                                                              Tickets: £2
                      focus on the appreciation of picture books and the reading of both words and             Just how do you keep young people reading in the
                      pictures. Anthony is the ideal speaker to demonstrate that “picture books are for        digital age? Established authors and experts on
                      everybody at any age, not books to be left behind as we grow older”.                     the subject will offer help and wisdom based on
                                                                                                               their wealth of experience.
                      Monday 8th February | 8.00pm – 9.00pm                                                                                                                       Tickets available from 5th January
Photo courtesy of
Laurence Cendrowicz   Ferguson Lecture Theatre                                                                 Thursday 11th February | 7.30pm – 9.00pm             To book: 01279 838607
                      Tickets: £5 Adults/£3 Under 18s                                                          Junior School Hall                                   bookings@bishopsstortfordcollege.org
                                                                                                               Tickets: Free admission
                                                                                                                                                                       For further information and a
                                                                                                                                                                    TICKET REQUEST FORM visit:
                      Master storyteller                                                                                                                            www.bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk
                      Hugh Lupton
                      Hugh Lupton is one of Britain’s finest storytellers. He co-founded the Company
                      of Storytellers, with Ben Haggarty and Pomme Clayton, in 1985, which was
                      instrumental in stimulating a nation-wide revival of interest in storytelling. Hugh
                      will tell the story of Arthur Ransome’s travels through Russia in The Homing Stone.

                      Wednesday 10th February | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
                      Ferguson Lecture Theatre
                      Tickets: £3 Adults & over 14s