Festival of Libraries 2024! Manchester City of Literature

Storytelling Extravaganza! Immerse yourselves in captivating tales that transport you to far-off lands and spark the flames of your imagination.

Tickets are FREE and you can book HERE.

Meet & Greet with Authors and Illustrators
This is your chance to meet some inspiring authors and illustrators who will be sharing their work. Engage in interactive sessions, listen to their stories, ask questions and have a go at some writing and drawing challenges.


11:15am – 12:00pm, Susannah Lloyd – Here be Giants & Who Ate Steve – aimed at ages 4+

12.15 – 1.00pm, Paul Morton – Bug Belly Adventures – aimed at ages 6+

1.15 – 2.00pm, Joan Haig – Great Minds & Tiger Rugs!  – aimed at age 8+


The Tiger Skin Rug Inspired Art Installation
Contribute to a collaborative masterpiece led by artist Andy Fear. Families are invited to leave their artistic mark on a communal art installation, showing our communities love for reading inspired by Joan Haig’s book Tiger Skin Rug.

Times: Drop-in throughout the day!