- Get Stuck in Day, Saturday 25 April 2015, FREE admission
- Workshops, Minecraft, and children’s authors, Booster Cushion Theatre
- Events suitable for ages 3 to 18
Children and young people (and the young at heart) are being invited to ‘Get Stuck In’ to a day of activities as part of WORDfest – Crawley Festival of Words (Thurs 23 April to Thurs 7 May).
New for this year, the Get Stuck in Day features story-telling, a performance of Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears from the Booster Cushion Theatre, edible poetry, graphic novel and comic book workshops, computer games writing and more.
This totally free event takes place 11am–4pm, Saturday 25 April at Crawley Library.
Please note: All events are free but many are ticketed as space is limited. Book in person at Crawley Library or call 01293 651751
WORDfest 2015 officially begins at Crawley Library on Thursday 23 April to coincide with World Book Night – an international celebration of reading – with an evening of stories, books, poetry, music and wine.
Other highlights of Crawley WORDfest 2015 include:
- WORDfest’s New Faces of Fiction (Wed 29 April) introduces two writers poised, says The Observer, on the brink of literary success; Alex Hourston and Kate Hamer.
- Listen to eight of Brighton’s best-selling crime writers (Wed 6 May) discuss the inspiration behind their tales of murder, transgression and detection. Dark & Stormy
- Get a sense of this New Town’s burgeoning literary scene at the launch of the first e-book by the Crawley Creative Writers group.
- The WORDfest Quiz (Fri 1 May) – back by popular demand, will see teams of up to six people compete for the 2015 title (see programme attached).
Marianne Lindfield, Creative Director of WORDfest, said:
“One of Crawley WORDfest’s founding principles is to help nurture a love of the written word among local children and young people. So this year, the organising committee has developed the Get Stuck in Day, which features events and activities for people age three and up.
“There are many ways to connect with writing and books – from more traditional storytelling and learning how graphic novels and comic strips are put together, to engaging with the often complex narrative of computer games such as Minecraft. At WORDfest, we recognise that reading is just one way to consume stories.”