Bedford children’s author offers tips and inspiration to young writers

David Litchfield with Castle Newnham Pupils
David Litchfield with Castle Newnham Pupils

Bedford children’s author and illustrator David Litchfield has been helping young writers develop their own short stories on a visit to Castle Newnham School this week.

Year 3 pupils at the school are studying his book ‘Lights on Cotton Rock’ and are creating their own short stories based on this and David’s other books.

A spokesperson for the school said the children loved his visit and were amazed at how he got his inspiration and asked lots of questions.

The multi-award-winning illustrator and author, David, said: “It was great chatting to the kids at Castle Newnham about my books. I got to run a few sessions around story ideas, drawing characters and I answered a lot of great questions.

“It was really nice to be able to visit their school and talk about what I do.”

David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones mash-up comics for his older brother and sister.

Since then, his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts and in exhibitions in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America.

His other works include, ‘The Bear & The Piano’ ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ ‘The Bear, The Piano, The Dog & The Fiddle’ and ‘The Bear, The Piano & Little Bear’s Concert’

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