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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 11:45 UK time, Thursday, 22 March 2012

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson has signed up to take part in the inaugural Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, which takes place between Wednesday 20 March and Sunday 24 March 2013.

Jacqueline Wilson. Photo: Grant Squibb

Jacqueline Wilson. Photo: Grant Squibb

The event is being organised by Literature Wales, Cardiff Council, Cardiff University and the National Museum of Wales.

Wilson, who was the children's laureate from 2005 to 2007, said: "I am delighted to have been asked to take part in Cardiff's first festival dedicated to young readers.

"Books enable children to become explorers, both of themselves and the wider world, and it's vastly important that they are celebrated and encouraged."

More information about the festival will be released throughout the year by Literature Wales.

It is likely to bring some of the best contemporary children's writers and illustrators to the capital city, giving the chance for young readers to meet and interact with some of the most creative minds in the field of children's literature.

Visit literaturewales.org for more details about the festival and other literary events in Wales.

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