We send authors into local schools

Our school’s programme offers the opportunity for pupils from both Primary and Secondary schools to meet some of the very best authors and illustrators face to face. It aims to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustrating among young people that will stay with them for a life time.

This year's school programme will run in early July and we always organise for a selection of brilliant authors to visit children in various schools in the borough. Last year almost 2,000 young readers were entertained in schools during the festival.

Home-educated children are welcome to join in these sessions.

For more information, please contact schools@guildfordbookfestival.co.uk

Ally was great and really inspired the audience - they were completely interactive which was lovely to see and asked lots of questions
— King Edwards School, Witley - 2016
I really love the excitement generated by the author visits - the children’s faces are GREAT to watch
— Shere Infant School, Shere - 2016

Become a Partner School

If you would like your school to participate in this year's Festival simply fill out the form below and one of our team members will get back to you.

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