Burn the midnight oil

11th April 2008 at 01:00
A busy children's programme has been announced for this year's Word festival at Aberdeen University.

The three-day celebration of writers incorporates the Marathon Oil Children's Festival on the weekend of May 10-11, with events aimed at infants to teenagers.

Debi Gliori will read from her new book, Goodnight Baby Baby Bat, storyteller Martin MacIntyre will draw on traditional Scottish and Gaelic tales and ChuckleVision writer Ian Billings will perform stand-up comedy for six to 11-year-olds.

"What's the Story?" is a short story competition for secondary pupils backed by The TESS. The winners, whose stories will be published, will be announced on May 11.

There are several other events and a reading bus will be on campus both days, from 10am-4pm.

www.abdn.ac.ukword.

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