We had five wonderful authors and illustrators coming to Bournville BookFest 2019 as part of the education programme - Kes Gray, Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt. And we invited schools and home-educated children to see them at Birmingham Town Hall. , Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Will's Word Warriors also gave a crash-course in sonnets to 400 children at a special workshop for Shakespeare Day.

This was part of the "Literature Out of the Box" programme which aims to bring storytelling events and amazing writers within reach of all Birmingham's children.

"All of the teachers and children were raving about the workshops and we will definitely be booking next year!" - Stirchley Primary School.

If your school is interested in coming to "Literature Out of the Box" events in 2020 contact Josie Harrison: education@busyparentsnetwork.com.

In 2019 the Bournville BookFest education programme was sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors and Arts Council England.