Press coverage

Press coverage of the Book Festival 2012

Cassandra Neves, 16; teacher Shehnaz O’Mallie; Mackenzie Madley, 13; Raad Al Gabril, 14, from Queen's Park Community School

The Kilburn Times gave us two great write-ups – one on each side of the weekend.

Before the Festival senior reporter Tara Brady reported QPCS pupil Cassandra Neves, 16, saying: “I feel like the school has become a real part of the event and it makes me really proud to be given responsibilities – interviewing Che Golden and Lil Chase will be a brilliant experience.”

Shehnaz O’Mallie, teacher, said: “It’s been great seeing the kids so enthused about celebrating literature. It’s going to be such a fun day.”

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Author Guy Bass reading to young fans

Andre, a trainee journalist from the Kilburn Times attended the whole event and wrote a great article the following week.
Poet and Wembley resident Dean Atta, who also works with Queen’s Park Community School, delivered a storming stream of spoken word and appreciated the importance placed on a young audience.

He said: “The organizers have given away tickets to young people in the area so that they can get exposure to poetry and writing.
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Absolutely Magazine interviewed one of our organising team Simon O’Hagan, and featured local authors Alexandra Shulman and Alba Arikha in their May Edition

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