Book now for Manchester Literature Festival’s Young Readers programme which includes a bonanza of a day at Central Library with many authors and illustrators promising to inspire new generations of readers by bringing stories to life.
Our picks include a Comic Art Masterclass with The Beano, The Dandy and Marvel cartoonist extraordinaire Kev F Sutherland. This sold out fast last year. The two-hour comedy-filled workshops (11am and 2pm) promise to teach budding cartoonists tricks of the trade and become the proud owners of completed personal caricatures.
For younger artistic adventurers who want to learn how to draw characters, prolific author and illustrator Nick Sharratt (Vikings in the Supermarket, Shark in the Park, Don’t Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly and artist for Jaqueline Wilson, Julia Donaldson and Jeremy Strong) is hosting an interactive Draw Along at 12pm.
Highlights also include a musical mash-up at 2pm from Sir Charlie Stinky Socks author Kristina Stephenson celebrating the latest book in the series The Mummy’s Gold and all the Sir Charlie stories to date ahead of the tenth anniversary of the series in 2017.