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Kevin Crossley-Holland Talk

To kick off ‘The Power of Story,’ Kevin Crossley-Holland, master of adapting mythology and mythos, spoke to the students. Kevin is a short-story teller, a novelist and a poet. He has also run...

Summary of Thursday at Fly

Thursday was a day packed with talks of Mountain climbing and stories of the scariest adventures to ever be completed by someone under the age of ten. During the day a collection of creatively...

Alex Scarrow - from Rock Guitarist, to Games Manufacturer, to Author

At 27, after spending 10 years following his dream of becoming a rock guitarist, Alex Scarrow decided it was time to get an actual job, and was offered work in the computer games industry,...

Summary of Friday at Fly

Friday at FLY, the final day had something to prove and prove it did. A number of incredible performers appeared to show story telling excellence. The day’s main aim was to involve all students...

Branch out

Jos Smith, moments after performing his hilarious poem ‘A whole heard of bodies with round lashed eyes,’ led a workshop on how to twist metaphors in poetry to create impactful, memorable imagery....

Jan Blake - The Power of Story

Storytelling is an art, passed down through generations to nurture the youth, inspire the adults and comfort the elders. Before the world became literate, these slices of magic were transferred...

No ideas but in things

Lewis Buxton is the director and co-founder of TOAST Poetry, was shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize and has headlined stages such as The Olympic Park and the Norwich...

Matt Dickinson reveals his new book at FLY!

Matt Dickinson has had many job titles but they are all out of the ordinary.  Encounters with the Schools Library, as well as many peers who influenced his love for climbing, however, his...

Plays from Life with James McDermott

This thought provoking writing workshop was a perfect way to immerse students into the wonders of their own imaginations. The workshop leader, James McDermott produced a very positive and...

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge started her talk by telling us about the late Mal Peet, saying how he didn’t agree with putting books into categories of age. Also, how you should be able to identify with the...

In Conversation with Molly Naylor

“Make the work you want to make and the people who want it will find it.” – Molly Naylor As an established storyteller, Molly Naylor has inspired audiences time and again with poetry...

Are Baddies More Fun?

Sophie Buckingham, undergraduate teacher of literature and historical literature, led a session with high school students about the wonderful world of villains. She started off, as any good...

Toast and Trains, with Luke Wright!

Luke Wright’s poems have a witty and engaging aspect to them with humorous, yet compelling, anecdotes throughout. This personal perspective to his work makes him so much more appealing to his...

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Today I got the privilege to interview Kiran Millwood Hargrave after her talk on Character and World Building . During the talk she explained to the audience how real world experiences and...

The Characterisation Workshop

   'The panic of a piece of white paper.' - Antoinette Moses Antoinette Moses is the Festival Producer; she has had over 20 books published and is writing another one as we speak....

Chatting with Frances Hardinge

When Frances Hardinge’s mother was pregnant with her, she liked to read a lot of Agatha Christie novels. “I like to think that murder mysteries kind of got into my veins before I’d even entered...

Bali Rai

   ‘Be proud of things that you achieve.’ – Bali Rai This controversial talk was definitely one to remember for most. The whole talk had a concept of identity. But with other key...

Festival producer, journalist, teacher, writer. Is there anything she can’t do?

Antoinette Moses not only teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the University of East Anglia (UEA), she also produces the wonderfully exciting experience that is the Festival of Literature...

Imaging Myth Through Verse, with Eleanor Stewart-Pointing

Eleanor Stewart-Pointing focuses her poems upon Greek Mythology. She does this by using the form of Ekphrasis. In her workshop, our main focus was to use Ekphrasis to integrate art and literature....

Just Like Me - Hayley Scott

Hayley Scott (Webster) is primarily a children’s book author with her series of the ‘Teacup House’ bringing alight the reality of modern day families and coinciding it subtly enough in her...