Where can you see Cressida Cowell and former Waterstones Children’s Laureates?

Wondering where you can see Cressida Cowell and other Laureates over the next few months? You're in the right place!

Cressida Cowell events (in person and virtual)


March 2022

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Cressida Cowell and Dermot O'Leary in Conversation
  • Wednesday 16 March, 11.15am – 12 noon
  • Location: Virtual
  • Suitable for ages 7 - 12

A thrilling event with authors Cressida Cowell and Dermot O'Leary where they will discuss their shared love of reading, writing and the benefits of reading for pleasure. Expect to come out of this event bursting with lots of magical ideas as the authors reveal their tips and advise for any budding writers and illustrators!

The event takes place on Zoom and is available for all primary schools across the UK to sign up. For further details and apply to receive an event link please visit the Scottish Book Trust website here.

Scottish Book Trust Presents: How To Train Your Dragon with Cressida Cowell at Stirling Castle
  • Monday 21 March, 9.30 – 10.30am
  • Location: Virtual
  • Suitable for primary school ages 7 - 12

Watch Cressida at the magical Stirling Castle for an exclusive live streamed event! Cressida will talk about her latest series, The Wizards of Once, as well her most famous series, How to Train Your Dragon, as well as her inspiration and give tips on becoming an author or illustrator.

There will be time at the end for pupils to ask Cressida their burning, scorched and chargrilled questions!

The event takes place on Zoom and is available for all primary schools across the UK to sign up. For further details and apply to receive an event link please visit the Scottish Book Trust website here.


May 2022

Brighton Festival: Dragons and Wizards with Cressida Cowell
  • Sunday 22 May, 10.30 – 11.30am
  • Location: Brighton Dome Concert Hall
  • Suitable from ages 9+

Calling creators of the future – don’t miss Cressida at Brighton Festival where she talks about how to grow your own magical ideas and nurturing your creative powers. Cressida will delve into what inspired her to become a writer, creating the bestselling and award-winning series How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once, revealing the secrets behind their inspirations, and share top tips on becoming an author or illustrator.

To find out further details and purchase tickets visit the Brighton Festival website.


Catch Cressida online

There are also plenty of opportunities to see Cressida online via the BookTrust HomeTime where Cressida is reading a chapter of How to Train Your Dragon every day. Missed out on an episode? Don’t worry, you can catch up on the series so far on her YouTube channel.

You can also listen to Cressida reading out her Emily Brown books for younger children, illustrated by Neal Layton.

You can also follow Cressida on Twitter @CressidaCowell and @Uklaureate where special online events with Cressida will be announced soon.

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