Schools Programme

Welcome to the Farnham Literary Festivals Schools Programme.

Farnham Town Council is passionately committed to enhancing literacy among the students in our local schools. In collaboration with The Blue Bear Bookshop and our gracious sponsors, the Farnham Literary Festival takes great pride in facilitating encounters with both local talents and bestselling authors, igniting inspiration among the young minds of Farnham’s schools.

This invaluable initiative owes its success to the unwavering support of Farnham Town Council, the generosity of our sponsors, the solidarity of local businesses, the dedication of volunteers, and, of course, the essential contributions of our participating authors.

We invite you to join us in supporting the Farnham Literary Festival.

Whether you choose to become a sponsor, feature in next year’s festival programme as an author, or wish to involve your school, we welcome your engagement. Please reach out to us at for further details.

Prepare to be enthralled by our remarkable lineup for this year’s Farnham Literary Festival Schools Programme!

Authors from 2023


Iszi Lawrence

Iszi Lawrence (@iszi_lawrence) is a writer, comedian, podcaster and History presenter. Credits include Yesterday Channel’s Great British Landmark Fixers, Netflix The Lost Pirate Kingdom, co-host of BBC Radio 4’s flag ship show, Making History with Tom Holland, BBC Sounds Your Place or Mine with Shaun Keaveny, The British Museum Membercast and popular science podcast Terrible [...]


The Brothers McLeod

Knight Sir Louis is from the brains of award - winning sibling duo, The Brothers McLeod. Myles is a screenwriter, author and poet; and Greg is an illustrator, director and animator. As the Brothers McLeod, they have written, produced and directed short films, children’s series and numerous other original animations. Their new animated series, Circle [...]


SF Said

SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize for Children's Literature, and was listed by BookTrust as one of the 100 best children's books of the past 100 years.  The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year.  His third book, Phoenix, represented the UK on the IBBY International [...]