Justin is heading up to Manchester next week to take part in the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. This biennial celebration of reading devotes eleven days to fun and inspiring reading events. It is hosted by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Justin will be talking to local school students at John Rylands Library on Tuesday. The book festival runs from June 29th to July 8th and though Justin is appearing as part of the schools’ programme, there are also loads of public events you can go along to if you are in the vicinity.