Shakespeare, Arvon, Edinburgh

shakespeare-globe-I took part in Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Literary Festival last Sunday. I had a great time.

Coh0bCkVMAEFuZZI met some of my friends and fellow writers and whole bunch of clever children. We did a workshop loosely based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”.IMG_5278I was too busy to take photographs, but here are at least some of the masterpieces.IMG_5279Aren’t they great? The room and I were covered with  glitter. It was magical.CotFG20UMAIAqw4I also read from my favourite books and talked about my pictures.Coh0lFNUEAAG1of“Tales on Moon Lane”, a great independent bookshop was selling books Cot78EQUAAEqDqEand I signed some of them.mouse for AmandaIt was all fun.

I’m now getting ready for my next trip to Yorkshire to Lumb Bank to take part in  an Arvon course. I’ll be sharing my experiences as an author and illustrator with people who like writing and illustrating picture books.

It’s going to be very inspiring I’m sure and it’s going to be a very busy week (I’m sure of that too), but I’m looking forward to it.

I’ll be back home on Saturday just to change my socks and then I’m off to my favourite festival of the year “Edinburgh Literary Festival”.

I’m looking forward to it very much, because the festival is always full of lovely people who organise it and lovely people who come to the events. I’ll be  promoting two new books.The Gready Goat

“The Greedy Goat”

A First Book of Animals

and “A First Book of Animals” which is written by the amazing Nicola Davies and I did the illustrations.

Nicola’s events are always good fun and she is so enthusiastic about nature and the animal world. We are going to share an event together! It’s a big responsibility, because if I mess up my event I can only blame myself, but if I mess up somebody else’s event….I’m a bit scared, but excited at the same time.

So apart form this I’ll be doing another two talks at the festival, so if you are around, please come to see me.

I’m currently working on presentations for my next events and looking through my sketchbooks. Here are couple of my drawings I fnd interesting.197A cyclist and a toucan passing by.280A moose about to kiss a penguin.36And the last one is a beautifully smelling carnivorous plant.

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