Selby Children’s
Literature Festival

Selby Abbey, Selby Library 

17th , 18th, 19th June 2021

About the festival

Children’s Literature Festivals is the idea of children’s author, poet and voice artist Christina Gabbitas who is Event Director for the festival. There are over 350 literature festivals in the UK, with less than 10% solely dedicated to  children. There are some wonderful festival, but very few throughout England, and these are not easily accessed by children and families from all backgrounds. We at Children’s Literature Festivals want to make festivals and books more accessible for all.

The first Selby Children’s Literature Festival was held in 2016 and  was a huge success, engaging over 3,500 children and families. This was then repeated in 2018 with an equal success. We hope to introduce many more children’s literature festivals throughout England in the near future. If you would like to get involved, please email:


Festival schedule

To be announced soon

Meet the authors

Festival Sponsors