Michael Morpurgo

We are delighted to announce a special evening with Michael Morpurgo on Saturday 28th September at 7pm in the Portsmouth Guildhall as part of Portsmouth BookFest. This event is being held in advance of the main Festival due to Michael’s diary commitments.

Michael Morpurgo is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children’s literature. He has been awarded 11 literary awards and prizes and shortlisted for 9 awards. Some of his well known works include: Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Why the Whales Came and War Horse, the latter has been adapted as a radio broadcast, a stage play and a British film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Portsmouth BookFest is jointly run each autumn by Portsmouth City Library service and The Hayling Island Bookshop.

Michael will be talking about his latest books A Medal For Leroy and Pinocchio which will be on sale at the event along with many of his other titles. Ticket holders will receive £1 off books purchased at the event and will be able to meet Michael and receive a pre-signed book plate for books purchased at the Bookshop which we will be running at the venue.

Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office on line via the web page at http://www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/michael-morpurgo or in person at the Portsmouth Guildhall Box Office or by calling 0844 847 2362 (note that some delays can be expected at peak periods if using this number).