York Literature Festival Events at The Mount

March 21, 2019 - March 28, 2019


The Mount is holding a number of events in celebration of the York Literature Festival 2019. Sign up via our Eventbrite listings.

Kim McCabe: From Daughter to Woman, Thursday 21 March 7pm-8.45pm 

Join Kim McCabe, author of “From Daughter To Woman” and renowned expert in raising girls as she discusses practical ways to make the teenager’s journey safer, kinder and better supported, so that everyone can better enjoy the adolescent years.

This talk is for anyone interested in steering their daughters happily through their teens, from parents of daughters age 8 – 18 years, flummoxed grandparents, caring aunties, uncles, godparents and anyone who works closely with pre-teen and teenage girls. The talk includes a question and answer session with Kim at the end. Kim’s book will be available for sale with thanks to the Little Apple Bookshop.

Creative Writing Workshop for Young Writers, Saturday 23 March, 10am-11.30am 

Young writers who are keen to sharpen their skills are welcome to join this free specialist workshop at The Mount School York in celebration of the 2019 York Literature Festival. There is a limit of 20 places for writers from 18 to 10 years of age.

Poetry Workshop for Young Poets, Saturday 23 March, 11.30am-1pm 

Co-founder of Say Owt and performance poet Henry Raby holds this free workshop for young poets to hone their skills. There are 20 places available for poets between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age.

Sally Nicholls: Things A Bright Girl Can Do, Thursday 28 March, 6pm-8pm 

Sally Nicholls is an award-winning British author of children’s books.Her sixth book, Things A Bright Girl Can Do, is long-listed for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2019. The story is set in England between 1914 and 1918, centering on three young women whose lives are affected by the Suffragette movement and the Great War.  Alison Brumwell, Chair of CILIP, said, “This year’s judges recognised Sally Nicholls’ Things a Bright Girl Can Do for its expert inter-weaving of three separate narrative voices and its powerful insights.”

Sally’s talk will take place from 6pm with a book signing afterwards.

This event is ideal for keen readers aged 12 and above. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. Adults – £5.83. Under 16s – free.