Now in its sixth year, the event encourages creativity and reading, and will welcome a host of authors and illustrators at the towns corn exchange for children to get inspired by. The event, on May 20, is also set to see plenty of books available to buy, free workshops to take part in, and signing sessions. Among the guests will be cartoonist Gary Northfield and illustrator Harriet Muncaster, while other workshops will welcome fellow illustrator Alison Limentani and educational animal party group, Lion Learners. Other sessions are scheduled to include Pam Smy, Marion Lindsay, Trudi Esberger and Matt Buckingham. There will also be a soft play area for children to take advantage of, as well as a colouring table to get the creative juices flowing. The event will reveal the winner of this years writing competition too, which asked youngsters to imagine what their favourite characters get up to when the library lights go out. The day will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm with free admission. For more, visit stivesbookjam.com.