Literature festival for young people celebrates a £2,500 funding boost

FLY Festival of Literature for Young People 2014. Photo: Peter Everard Smith.

FLY Festival of Literature for Young People 2014. Photo: Peter Everard Smith. - Credit: Peter Everard Smith

A literature festival that aims to inspire young people with the wonder of words is celebrating a £2,500 funding boost.

FLY, the University of East Anglia's Festival of Literature for Young People, has been awarded the money by The Patron's Fund which was set up as part of the celebrations around the Queen's 90th birthday last year.

Professor David Richardson, vice-chancellor of the UEA, said: 'FLY aims to encourage the pleasure of reading among young people in East Anglia and this donation will enable the festival to provide more talks and workshops.'

Antoinette Moses, the festival producer, said: 'Receiving the donation from the Patron's Fund is fantastic...Over the past five years FLY has helped to bring young people's imaginations alive with reading and writing. This has only been possible through partnerships and donations.'

Caroline Jarrold, from the John Jarrold Trust, said: 'I'm delighted to see FLY getting this well-deserved recognition.

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'The John Jarrold Trust has been pleased to support FLY since the beginning, recognising that it is crucial that young people have opportunities to develop a love of reading and writing as a part of enabling them to develop and fulfil their aspirations in life.'

This year's festival will run from July 10–14. Visit

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