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For the Love of Literature

Published Tuesday 19th of February 2013 08:15:57 AM

What a wonderful week of words to warm the heart during a cold, wintry February!

The 2013 Bishop�s Stortford College Festival of Literature was an inspirational feast of stories, pictures and poetry, with thirteen authors, twenty-eight events, two competitions and the Short Story Award and Picture Book Award presentations, all packed into one week.

There was something for everyone during the seven-day word and picture fest, with a diverse range of speakers, including BBC TV newsreader George Alagiah, science broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis, poet Brian Patten, master of all literary trades Christopher Lloyd, storytellers Atinuke and Debs Newbold, best-selling debut novelist Rachel Joyce and Olympic gold motivator Ben Hunt-Davis, among other writers and illustrators.

Festival organiser and Junior School librarian Rosie Pike said: �We were thrilled to see the love of literature being celebrated and shared in so many ways, by so many people, throughout the week. Now in its fourth year, the Bishop�s Stortford College Festival of Literature is designed to inspire and foster a passion for reading, in young and old alike, and from the excitement, buzz and book signing queues during the week, this was certainly achieved!�

To find out more and view the Festival photo gallery, visit

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