Huw Powell at the first Weston Literature Festival

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Today, I went to the Weston Museum to hear our good friend, Huw Powell, speak at the first Weston Literature Festival. 

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Having warmed us all up by asking the audience about their favourite books and authors, Huw read to us from the first of the 'Spacejackers' books. It's been a while since I read it and hearing the beginning of it again reminded me of how good it is and made me determined to re-read it very soon! 

 Huw talked about how he had created stories and comic strips as a child, never thinking that he would be able to pursue this line of work as a career. He also spoke of .the importance of believing in your dreams and never giving up as anything is possible. 

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Asking for contributions from the audience, Huw then created a new Space pirate, using all the ideas he had been given. The results were fantastic! Huw is a talented artist as well as an excellent story teller.

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The session finished with another reading and lots and lots of questions from a very enthusiastic audience. It was a lovely session and Huw then signed lots of books for his eager readers.

The Weston Festival is going to be an annual event so I look forward to attending more events next year.