Awesome Authors

Awesome Authors


Jacqueline Wilson


On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the Library of Birmingham,  some of the UK’s best-loved authors and CBBC’s biggest stars will be coming to the Midlands.

In Centenary Square, there will be the opportunity to learn more about your favourite CBBC shows and watch as Blue Peter broadcast live from the event at 10am on Saturday 16th July.

Children will have the chance to try great hands-on activities that encourage reading and literacy in interactive zones created by BBC Learning, including a Wolfblood Zone and a CBBC HQ Zone. There is also a Match of the Day Kickabout Zone, where children can learn how the Match of the Day magazine is put together and author Dan Freedman will speak about his Jamie Johnson books, which have now been made into a brand-new CBBC drama. For the under sixes, there is a CBeebies Zone with guest appearances from the cast of Old Jacks Boat!

It’s a chance to see your favourite authors and get creative. Jacqueline Wilson will be there on Saturday.

Celebrate Awesome Authors and don’t forget to come dressed up as your favourite book character!

Admission to the event: all of the sessions and the zones are free but the author sessions will be ticketed so make sure you book your spot.




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