Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Adopt An Author

An exciting schools initiative which links classes with authors to promote reading for pleasure, build self confidence and inspire creativity.

Classes spend an enjoyable 8 weeks speaking with their author over email, giving them a chance to ask questions, develop ideas and learn from each other. The project culminates in a 'Meet Your Author' party during the Festival, where the young people spend some time with their author at a creative celebration.

This year schools: Carden, Patcham Juniors, Peter Gladwin, and BHASVIC are adopting authors Vashti Hardy, Stewart Foster, Ross Montgomery and Bethan Roberts. You will be able to read a fascinating selection of their emails on the official blog:

If your school would like to take part in 2021 please contact: