Keighley Children’s
Literature Festival 4th ,5th & 13th May 2023


About the festival

Welcome to the second Keighley Library Children’s Literature Festival. Our 2022 event was a huge success, delivering sessions within the library to over 3000 children. This followed our communities day where we gifted over 500 books to children within the local community. 

Thursday 4th and 5th May 2023 – Keighley schools will be visiting Keighley Library for read aloud interactive sessions with authors and illustrators: SF Said , Andy Seed, Zehra Hicks, Donavan Christopher, Christina Gabbitas. 

Saturday 13th May is ‘Communities Day’ – The public are invited to attend Keighley Library to experience  author and illustrator sessions FREE! In addition to our artists Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Teacher Salma Zaman and Author Hafiza Issa will be joining us.




Festival schedule

Save Our Planet Initiative for ALL Keighley schools


Thursday Schools Fest - Keighley Library with SF Said, Andy Seed, Zehra Hicks Donavan Christopher & Christina Gabbitas.
Friday Schools Fest - Keighley Library with Andy Seed, Zehra Hicks Donavan Christopher & Christina Gabbitas.
Saturday 13th May- Communities Day, Keighley Library with, Donavan Christopher (Rappaman), Salma Zaman, Hafiza Issa & Christina Gabbitas.

10.30am – Hafiza Issa Earmuffs to The Moon
11.45am – Christina Gabbitas – Save Us
12.30pm – Donavan Christopher R.E.S.P.E.C.T
1.15pm – Andy Seed – Interview with Cleopatra
2.00pm – Salma Zaman – Bollywood & Bhangra
Finish 3.00pm

Meet the authors

Festival Sponsors & Supporters