Children’s author Caroline Lawrence and Education Minister Nick Gibb will launch a young writers’ competition on Thursday when Wimbledon BookFest celebrates World Book Day.
In partnership with the University of Roehampton, Wimbledon BookFest has organised a series of events with 10 primary schools across Merton.
Caroline, who wrote the Roman Mysteries series and the PK Pinkerton Western Mysteries books, will join the education minister at Wimbledon Chase Primary School to promote the annual competition.
This year’s theme is Through the Looking Glass in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Local children who take part in the contest are being asked to think about a twist on a traditional fairytale story.
Festival director Fiona Razvi said: “The BookFest Young Writers’ Competition for Merton schools has gone from strength to strength with over 30 primary and secondary schools from the borough now regularly taking part.”
Wimbledon BookFest is a community festival of the arts that will take place on Wimbledon Common and at venues around the borough from October 2 to 11 this year.
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