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Read all about it! Author Week returns

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Thousands of school children will be visiting Welford Road this week as part of Author Week.

Organised by Whatever It Takes, the event hosts a series of workshops, presentations and activities for pupils from around Leicester city centre which aim to promote and improve literacy skills.

Held in the Premiership Suite in the Holland & Barrett Stand, Mark Power, John Dougherty and Andy Brigg will be among the children’s authors hosting interactive sessions for children. 

Power said: “It’s my first time here at Author Week in Leicester and I’m leading some creative writing workshops. It’s great to have so many pupils engaged with reading and writing and an event like this is the best way to share that enthusiasm.”

Nicole Dishington, project manager at Whatever It Takes, added: “We’ve held Author Week at Welford Road for a number of years and once again, we’re expecting around 5,000 pupils from around the city to join us.

“The kids and teachers love it. It’s a great opportunity to hear from authors, share stories and dive into the world of reading and writing. The pupils love the visit to Welford Road and always pose for photos with the trophies in the cabinet. A huge thanks to everyone at the club for having us."

Whatever It Takes is a initiative for Leicester city children. It aims to inspire them to read for pleasure and to enjoy writing.

For more information visit www.whatever-it-takes.org.uk