Free Programme


Calling all new, independent & emerging authors

Be part of our Free Programme

Yep. We do have a few spots over the weekend for new, emerging and independent children’s authors as part of our free programme,

These days we receive so many applications that we’re introducing a new submission system for 2018. So if you’ve got a great idea for a family-friendly event we’d love to hear from you.

We’re offering sessions of about forty-five minutes or so for your reading. You can bring along your books, your bongos, art and craft, puzzles, puppets, your knitting(!), anything you like really that you think will add to the magic for the kids.

Drop us an email with as much detail about your event as possible to A PDF version of your book and any links to social media, videos or pics from previous appearances will help.

Submissions are open now and must be received by midnight on Friday 2 March 2018.

Best of luck! We hope to see you beside Barnes Pond Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May.

Love, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival