Big Dreams online festival
24th May 20

Big Dreams online festival

Authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Robin Stevens, Nick Sharratt, Dapo Adeola and Nadia Shireen will be appearing on a screen near you as part of the Puffin Festival of Big Dreams.

The online festival will launch on 8th June and will feature writing masterclasses, draw-alongs and creative challenges.

Every day from 8th -12th June, there will be two new videos to enjoy, with a live, interactive festival on the weekend of 13th and 14th June. Each event will be themed around dreams.

Authors and illustrators taking part include: Jacqueline Wilson (former Children's Laureate), Robin Stevens (Murder Most Unladylike), Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola (Look Up!), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Into the Spotlight), Sam Copeland (Charlie Changes into a Chicken), Nadia Shireen (Bumblebear), Stuart Heritage and Nicola Slater (Jonathan the Magic Pony), Jamie Littler (Frostheart), Rashmi Sirdeshpande (How to be Extraordinary), Yassmin Abdel-Magied (My Name is Layla) and Lucy Hawking (Unlocking the Universe).

The festival will be hosted by former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya.

Look out for a special guest appearance from some real life puffins from Coquet Island seabird sanctuary!

Nick Sharratt will be the Illustrator in Residence for the week. Throughout the festival, you will be asked to send in your own big dreams online using the hashtag #PuffinDreamer for Nick to illustrate.

Jacqueline Wilson said, "Like so many authors and illustrators, I'm really sad that all the school visits, bookshop events and literary festivals have been cancelled.

"I'm missing sharing stories and chatting to children, so I'm delighted to be able to take part in the Puffin Festival of Big Dreams so we can reach out to everyone at home or school and share the magic of stories."

Further details are to come on the Puffin website, here:
reading zone homepage
Young Adult SchoolZone FamilyZone Library zone
ReadingZone Book Shop