Registered Charity Number: 1120177
President: Dame Jacqueline Wilson; Patrons: Michael Morpurgo & Ian Whybrow
Since its inception in 1999, the 'May Festival' is the annual children's literary festival described as "a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals" by our patron, Michael Morpurgo.
Click on these logos from other Shropshire based arts organisations to see the vast range of workshops and events that are going on in and around the county...
Hundreds of pupils from local primary schools across Shrewsbury will gather at The Priory School, Shrewsbury to see, hear and even meet this hugely bestselling poet and writer, broadcaster and Children's Laureate (2007-2009).
Thanks to the kind support from The Priory School and by way of a very generous, anonymous, donation towards the overall cost of delivering this event, schools are able to bring their pupils to what will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a leading and driving force in children's literature. And as a registered charity, Shrewsbury Bookfest does not seek to profit from this or any other event that it delivers.