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Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival News

As you may know, the Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival is launching this summer.

BCLF LogoWith 18 separate events on offer, there’s plenty of choice, suiting ages from pre-school to teen. The latest (and final) addition to the schedule is Canadian author, Caighlan Smith.

Caighlan was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on June 1st, 1994. She grew up in the scenic coastal community of St. Philip’s, overlooking the dramatic north-west Atlantic. As a kid, she loved to play in the woods around her house, loved to tell stories and believed in magic.

Unlike many YA fantasy writers, she does not have oodles of cats or dogs or miscellaneous furry friends, as they all make her sneeze and wheeze and tear-up. Inspired by her love of fantasy and the supernatural, Caighlan’s work combines the fun and action of video games with the urgency of post apocalyptic survival.

Join author Caighlan for the exclusive UK launch of her new YA novel Children of Icarus.

Come and hear 21 year old Caighlan talk about her new novel, find out how she started writing as a teenager, how she got her first book deal and her tips on becoming an author. Bring along your work to show Caighlan, ask her about any problems you have in your writing, or quiz her on life as an author.

This event is for age 13+, taking place here at Chicken and Frog Bookshop, on Saturday 30th July, from 6:00pm. Details can be found here.

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