An evening with Michael Morpurgo

An evening with Michael Morpurgo





Tuesday 27 October, 2020


7.00pm (1hr) available to view online until 7 Nov

£4.99 (great deals available on Festival Passes)

Available on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November.

We welcome Petworth favourite Michael Morpurgo back to the Festival for a solo talk about his huge breadth of work that memorably includes the worldwide success War Horse. He will cover his latest novel Boy Giant which looks at the plight of a young refugee fleeing Afghanistan on a rubber dinghy only to be washed up on an island occupied by tiny people, an island called Lilliput.

Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. In 2003 Michael Morpurgo became the third Children’s Laureate, a scheme he had originally helped to set up with poet Ted Hughes. He was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to literature.

Michael Morpurgo (photo: Phil Crow)

  • Michael Morpurgo will take live questions from our online audience.
  • Literary events are live streamed (with the exception of James Naughtie and Joanna Trollope) and will include Q&A from the online audience.
  • During the live literary events, questions may be submitted by typing them into the Q&A box under the live feed. Viewers will still be able to watch the event while submitting questions, which will be relayed in real time to the speaker/interviewer. Please note, this may only be done while the event is live.
  • If you are unable to watch the live-streamed Literary events, the recording of each Literary event will be available to view online from the following day, using a viewing token, until midnight 7 November.
  • Copies of books featured will be available from The Petworth Bookshop, The Old Bakery, Golden Square, Petworth. Tel: 01798 342082 Email: