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Catch Emily Haworth-Booth and Emma Lazell at this year’s Bradford Literature Festival

30/06/2019 11:00 am – 30/06/2019 12:30 pm | Bradford Literature Festival

Travel up north for an exciting weekend of workshops, talks and events at Bradford Literature Festival where we have four of our children’s authors participating this year!

30th June: Emily Howarth-Booth and Emma Lazell

Do you have a little one who’s afraid of the dark? The King Who Banned the Dark may be the perfect book to combat night-time frights. Come along to the 2019 Bradford Literature Festival’s Story Workshop on Sunday 30th June at 11am to meet its author and illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth for this interactive storytelling event where kids will have a chance to ask questions, get involved and even create a cover for their very own book!

The King Who Banned the Dark is a modern fable, steeped in current political undertones and enriched by Emily Haworth-Booth’s illustrations, is a beautiful story about power, protest and balance – in this case the need to have darkness in order to enjoy the light. It has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Books Prize, the Little Rebels award and the Read It Again! Picture Book award. Emily is also working on a long-form graphic memoir for adults. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue.

When: Sunday 30th June, 11am to 12pm
Where: Waterstones, The Wool Exchange, Hustlergate BD1 1BL
Price: £1

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the 2019 Bradford Literature Festival website.


If your little ones are too scared of the dark, come along to to meet Emma Lazell, author of the hilarious new picture book Big Cat and stay for a craft-based storytelling workshop which will show you step-by-step how to make your own tiger mask!

In Big Cat, Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran’s other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat’s mum and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran’s glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited – and gran now sees that she’s been sharing her house with… a tiger!

Emma Lazell is a UK based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts.

When: Sunday 30th June, 11:30 am to 12:20 pm
Where: Venue #2 City Park


For more information and to book tickets, please visit the 2019 Bradford Literature Festival website.