Dougie Poynter from McFly and Katherine Rundell among stars
Blackwell's in Westgate, Oxford hosted a day of events in association with Authors4Oceans, an alliance of over 50 of the UK's best known children's authors and illustrators campaigning against plastic pollution in our seas. The panel line-up included McFly bass guitarist Dougie Poynter (whose book Plastic Sucks! will be out from Macmillan Children's in September), Costa Book Award winners Linda Newbery and Katherine Rundell, and novelist Piers Torday; it was chaired by Authors4Oceans founder Lauren St John. Chris Riddell, Waterstones Children's Laureate 2015-17, did live drawings.
Photo (l-r) Piers Torday (with Huxley), Linda Newbery, Dougie Poynter, Alexandra Pearson from Blackwell's, Lauren St John, Katherine Rundell, Chris Riddell