Free Programme 2021


We’re proud to provide a platform at Barnes for new, independent and aspiring authors. Every year we receive a gigantic number of applications for our Free Programme so here they are, hand-picked by us, the legends that make up our 2021 line up. These events are free but you’ll need to pick up your ticket from our HQ on Barnes Pond

Yep. We do save a few spots at London’s largest children’s books event for new, aspiring and independent authors as part of our Free Programme. So if you’ve got an amazing idea for a family-friendly event we want to hear from you.

We’re offering sessions of about 45 minutes or so for your reading. You can bring along your books, your bongos, art and craft, puzzles, puppets – anything you like that you think will wow the kids.

We receive a gigantic number of applications and we genuinely appreciate every one of them. Unfortunately  it’s just not possible to respond to everyone individually, so it you haven’t heard from us by the end of March, we’re very sorry but you weren’t selected this year.

Thanks so much for sharing –  and keep writing!

Love, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

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