Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.

Find out what Michael is up to by visiting his online calendar and read in Michael’s own words about his latest ventures in his regular letter.

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Cheltenham Festival

There’s magic and adventure afoot when Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed. Join Michael Morpurgo and Helen Stephens for this spellbinding event.

Pass it on

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday through their local library. Michael recommends Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. “Perhaps the oldest poem in our language, or what was our language, which is as enthralling today as it ever was. The best of all the Arthurian tales.”

In Flanders Fields, Kings Place

Bestselling author Michael Morpurgo joins the Coope, Boyes and Simpson a cappella trio and the Paul Rans Ensemble from Flanders, Belgium for an unforgettable evening of poetry and music marking the centenary of the First World War.

Barroux & Michael Morpurgo

Based on the diary kept by a French soldier during the First World War, Barroux’s work provides a fresh perspective on the first two months of the conflict. He is joined by playwright and author Michael Morpurgo who wrote the introduction to the English translation, for what promises to be a very special event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.