Art in Celebration - Literature



1. Ruth Fitzgerald

Ruth Fitzgerald, author of the Emily Sparkes series as well as Find Your Girl Squad written with Dr. Angharad Rudkin.
Ruth reads from, Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder. Web:

2. Sophie Green

Sophie Green is a children’s author and a writer of short stories and comedy.  I was born and still live in East Anglia and I work
as a librarian for Suffolk Libraries. Sophie is author of the popular Potkin and Stubbs trilogy. Web:

3. Francesca Armour-Chelu

Francesca grew up by the Suffolk Coast. A Suffolk librarian and author of the Fenn Halflin series
and also The Butterfly Circus.  Web:

4. Beverley Birch

Author Beverley Birch talks about and reads extracts from her new novel, Song Beneath The Tides.
To learn more about the author and her other books, visit:
Song Beneath The Tides published by Guppy Books.

5. Ann-Marie Howell

Ann -Marie Howell has written The Garden of Lost Secrets inspired by Ickworth and
The House of One Hundred Clocks set in Cambridge in 1905. Web:

6. Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson talks about her writing, the books she has published to date and new books due for future release.
Lisa also reads a chapter from her novella Owen and the Soldier. Web:

7. Ipswich Children Book Group

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Founded in 1976, Ipswich Children’s Book Group is a member of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups,
a network of groups across the UK whose aim is to bring children and books together. Membership is open to
anyone interested in children’s books. Over the past thirty years the group has organised a range of book related activities.
These have included book fairs, author visits, picnics, talks on all aspects of children’s books and competitions.

The world of children’s books has changed greatly over the years, with a huge range of titles available.
Such a wealth ofchoice can be confusing and the group aims to offer advice on selecting children’s
books, as well as introducing children to the fun of reading through its activities.


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