Author Events

Our Author Events are a series of readings, workshops and events in partnership with Leicester’s only independent bookshop, Fox Books. We provide opportunities for children and young people to connect directly with their favourite authors through intimate events at the bookshop or in larger theatre setups.

Comedian Alasdair Beckett King, a tall man with long red hair, stands quizzically at the front of a bookshop with a The UK Kids' Comedy Festival banner as a backdrop. At the bottom of the image you can see the backs of children's heads looking at the comedian.

We have previously featured the following authors and titles:

John Robertson – The Little Town Of Marrowville

Rosie Jones – The Amazing Edie Eckhart

Samantha Baines – The Night The Moon Went Out

Olaf Falafel – Trixie Pickle Art Avenger

Louie Stowell – Loki: A Bad God’s Guide To Being Good

Bec Hill – Horror Heights: The Slime

We announce our author lineup when we release our full festival programme in late Autumn. Follow us on social media and keep checking back on this website for announcements!


If you’re an author and wish to present your children’s work at the festival, please get in touch with Chris at


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