Family Show and Book Signing with Michael Rosen
Book Signing from 5.00pm
Family Show – 6.00pm
£9 and £6 (children)
I wonder if we’ll go on a bear hunt…?
We are thrilled that Michael Rosen is coming to this year’s Festival to present his Family Show. Michael, a world famous poet, novelist, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate will also be available before the show to sign your copy of one of his books. The books will be on sale from 5.00pm onwards.
Michael is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults. He is also a popular broadcaster and has presented BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed programme about language, “Word of Mouth” since 1998, as well as regularly presenting documentary programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3, including the Sony Gold Award-winning “On Saying Goodbye”.
Michael has published in the region of 200 books for children and adults, including “The Sad Book” with Quentin Blake (Walker Books) – a meditation on bereavement written after the loss of his son, Eddie; “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” with Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books) – made into an animated film for Channel 4 broadcast Christmas Day 2016 – and “A Great Big Cuddle” with Chris Riddell (Walker Books) . His poetry for adults includes “Don’t Mention the Children” (Smokestack) and “Selected Poems” (Penguin). Non-fiction work for adults includes “Good Ideas: How to Be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher” (John Murray), “The Disappearance of Emile Zola, Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case” (Faber), and his memoir “So They Call You Pisher!” (Verso).
Michael has received several honorary awards, including degrees from the Open University, the University of Exeter, the University of London Institute of Education and the University of East London/Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. For outstanding contribution to children’s literature he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award and was Children’s Laureate 2007-2009. In recognition of his contribution to the profile of French culture in the UK, he was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Michael’s Youtube channel – “Kids’ Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen” has had 50 million views around the world.