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Ilkley Literature Festival announces lockdown resources

Story Explorer Pack Image: Memory Potifa

Ilkley Literature Festival are delighted to release resources to offer support during the third national lockdown, including educational packs for children and tickets for a wellness writing course for adults.

Story Explorer Packs

Story Explorer packs are digitised activity booklets for primary school children aged 7-12. These packs are designed to be reading accompaniments and can be used to help children work through and get the most out of an exciting book for their age group.

They are ideal for parents and carers navigating home teaching for the first time, or teachers and librarians looking for material to use in their classrooms, whether that’s at home, in school or online.

The first pack is available now and explores The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, a classic children’s fantasy novel.

The packs are free* and are available to download here:

*Bursary Packs

Bursary packs are available for those in the Yorkshire region who do not have access to a copy of the book, and a computer, a tablet or a printer. They include a copy of the book and printed copies of all activities and instructions.

To request a bursary pack, please email or call 01943 601210.

Wellness Writing Course

Beginning Tuesday 16 February for six weeks, Zoom, 7.00pm, £90/£60 concession per person for the full course.

Writer and poet Andy Craven-Griffiths is returning to deliver the second round of his popular Wellness Writing course. Whether you are a seasoned poet or a complete beginner, this six-week course is designed for writers of all levels of experience. In each workshop, participants will use a wellness practice and focus on a creative writing skill, gradually moving towards a complete piece of writing.

To book, visit or call 01943 816714.

*Free Places

Ilkley Literature Festival are offering limited free places to people who find the cost a barrier to attend. If you are interested, please email with a couple of lines telling them why a free place would be of benefit for you.


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