CALFE: Children & Authors’ Literary Fanfare 2023

Friday 27 Oct 2023 - Saturday 28 Oct 2023

CALFE: Children & Authors’ Literary Fanfare 2023

Online: Fri 27 Oct 5-8pm
In Person event at Chelmsford Museum: Sat 28 Oct 10.30-3.30pm

CALFE: Children & Authors’ Literary Fanfare 2023 presents Readings, Storytelling, Poetry, Music and Creatively engaging activities, from children’s Authors of culturally diverse heritage, and from countries across the globe!
For ages 4-11

“Our AIM is to get younger generations hooked on books, that serve as mirrors, windows, and doors, equipping them to confidently embrace their uniquely innate abilities. We understand how such support is crucial to growing up with a positive image, as boosting their self- esteem, is key to achieving their full potential.”

Organised by Sade Fadipe, The Kiddie-Writers Forum & Friends

CALFE Online
Fri 27 Oct 5-8pm

Book on Eventbrite

Amaka Ekwegh, Author: Dodie the donkey (Animated)
Chigozie Mbadugha, Author: Finding Kitty
Cynthia Etim, Storyteller: Kody’s Animated Folktale (Animated)
Dave Caswell, Author: Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes (Breakout Room)
Florence Olajide, Publisher: Hope’s Braids
Gloria Dixon: Croydon Library’s Africa n Caribbean Collection
Izehi Anuge, Author: Captain Excellence & The Magical Dragon
Kamapala Chukwuka, Author: Kind Obi
Maria Longe, Author: Vultures to the Rescue
Sade Fadipe, Author: Snowy Joy
Tomi Adetayo, Author: The Adventures of Dele the Street Kid
Tolu Shofule, Author & Publisher: Character-Illust.
Ugo Anidi, Author: Half Hour Hara

CALFE at Chelmsford Museum

Sat 28 Oct 10.30-3.30pm

Supported by New Generation Development Agency and BABE

Margaret’s Music Ltd – Music and Instruments for the Under 5s
Esopip Africa & Datonye Adjei – Art & Crafts and The Mankala
Focus Lane Books – Indigenous Games and the Mankala
Patti Sloley – Utensils from the Past & The Spice Workshop
The Big Dress-up – African Parade
Carrol M. Nelson – Children’s Fiction
Sade Fadipe – Children’s Fiction
SP K-Mushambi – Children’s Fiction
Florence Olajide – Children’s Fiction

Promotion Partners:
• Essex Book Festival
• Red Lions Bookstore, Colchester
• Chelmsford Ideas Hub – CIH
• New Generation Development Agency, Chelmsford – NGDA
• Black and Being Essex – B.A.B.E.
• African & Caribbean Book and Writers’ Group – ACBWG, Chelmsford

Hosts & Technical Team:
Doyin Lana (SWEET Business Network)
Sammy Mkuku (Education Specialist Zimbabwe)
Mr. Lanre Yusuf (Co-ordinator, Give-Back Book Drive)
Farida Ladipo-Ajayi (The Bookworm Café – Lagos, Nigeria)
Adesola Alli (Kids Literary Circle – Lagos – Nigeria)
Gbemi Isimi (Culturetree, UK)
Faye Akpalu (Author Yaayaa’s Hair Wash Day)