Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Tuesday, 16th September 2014
In an exclusive article published in The Times on Saturday, Michael Morpurgo talks about the sinking by a German U-boat of the Lusitania. It happened 12 miles south of the Old Head of Kinsale, off the coast of Ireland, in bright sunshine and calm seas and is the inspiration behind his latest novel, Listen to the Moon which is published on 25 September.
In case you missed the printed edition, a very special enhanced digital version of the article is available online.
Michael joins us on publication day (25 September) to talk about his new novel Listen to the Moon : inspired – in this centenary year of the First World War - by the tragic sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, and set in Michael’s beloved Scilly Isles.
This year’s festival will be opens with a talk in the Cathedral from Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. It is the first time that the Festival’s Cathedral speaker has been a children’s author, and it heralds an expansion of the work they do in schools throughout the year.
Master-storyteller, and best-selling author, Michael Morpurgo, joins a cappella trio, Coope, Boyes & Simpson in this rare performance of Private Peaceful: The Concert. Based on his award-winning book about Tommo Peaceful’s path from Devon Village to World War 1 trenches, the trio’s songs match and intensify Morpurgo’s inspired narration, offering a unique and timely reminder of the human cost of the war to end all wars.
There’s magic and adventure afoot when Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed. Join Michael Morpurgo and Helen Stephens for this spellbinding event.