The Sunderland Literature Festival, the city’s annual celebration of the written word, has something for everyone and includes events with top children’s book illustrators Liz Million and Daniel Weatheritt, and award-winning comic creators Bryan and Mary M. Talbot.
Liz Million appears at the Festival on Monday 26th October, at an event in the City Library. Liz, who comes from Darlington and has been an illustrator and author of children’s books since 1999, visits schools, libraries and museums all over the world to talk about her work and to show people how to draw. Liz will work with children on ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’, the theme of this year’s BBC Big Draw.
Bryan and Mary Talbot’s first collaboration, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, won the Costa biography prize. Their more recent joint venture, drawn by Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette will be discussed at an event at the City Library on 31st October.
As we reported earlier this week, Bryan and Mary’s new project, due out next year: The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, which will be published by Jonathan Cape in May.
Northumberland-based artist and designer Daniel Weatheritt will also be giving a number of workshops for children, utilising themes such as Alice in Wonderland and Doctor Who to inspire young Festival goers.
• Sunderland LiteratureFestival Page: www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10823. The majority of the Festival’s events are free. If you need further information about any event, please contact the host library or venue.
• Daniel Weatheritt’s Official Site: www.danielweatheritt.com