Smallprint Children's Book Festival is back for 2022!
Stirling Libraries will host our annual children’s book festival Smallprint to coincide with World Book Day. The event will run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 March 2022 and this year we have an exciting mix of in-person author visits and online author workshops. There will be author visits to schools, pre-recorded stories across our social media channels, a hands-on digital event and Bookbug Live! All events are free!
Events will be held in person and over Microsoft Teams, come join us!
The festival starts with Bookbug Live! on Thursday 3 March on Microsoft Teams where young people and guardians can join us to celebrate World Book Day. There is a fun sing-along with Alan Windram at Bridge of Allan Primary and another session in Bannockburn Primary while Twister author Juliette Forrest visits Cambusbarron Primary.
Stirling Makar Laura Fyfe is an award-winning writer of short stories, non-fiction and poetry. She will host a workshop on Teams aimed at children aged 8 to 12. She will encourage them to find their poem in the same ways she gathers poems, like a magpie, from the sparkly glimmers of inspiration we have around us all the time. Open to schools and individuals.
We also have a Gaelic poetry workshop in Riverside Primary and another in-person event after school at St. Ninians library with children’s author Jo Hall, who will share the ‘idea sets’ she created for her character JoJo Gnome.
Saturday 5 March sees a Digital Takeover at Bannockburn Library with fun drop-in activities including Lego animation, VR art, 3D printing, and gadget making for children 8 and over. There is also a creative writing workshop all about myths and legends on Teams at 6pm with Emily Ilett, author of The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow for children aged 8-14. Author visits to schools are for an invited audience only, others are bookable on Eventbrite and all free of charge.
In addition to YourStirling, all events are also listed on Eventbrite, click here to find out more!
Last updated: Friday, February 25, 2022 11:37 AM