Josie attends many different events from school visits to literary festivals. If you’d like to book Josie for your event, please get in touch.

Read on for details of forthcoming events. Or view all events on Josie’s calendar.

Forthcoming Events

Herts Book Festival

Josie Dom at the Hertford Book Festival – 7 & 8 May 2022

Author Markets at Hertford Castle (7 May) and Ware Priory (8 May)

I am excited to be a part of the inaugural Herts Book Festival this year. It looks like it will be a fun event with the opportunity for visitors to meet and buy from many authors. Take a look at their website to find out who else will be there. Children’s authors, including myself, will be sharing the story area to read stories too.

Josie Dom at the Colne Engaine Festival – 4 & 5 June 2022

Story-time fun at country festival

The day time events at the Colne Engaine Festival are FREE to attend, and I’m delighted to be there as one of the entertainment providers. Come along to hear me read extracts from Animalympics. Chance to win an Animalympics medal too!

There are also 3 ticketed events in the evenings, you can buy tickets here – but be quick! They are selling out fast!

Colne Engaine Fest 2022
Little Legs 2022

Josie Dom at Little Legs Festival – 15-17 June 2022

Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens

A festival for pre-schoolers held annually in the Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens. I’m excited to be part of this festival as I used to take my son to this park when we lived in Bocking. Now I’m back and looking forward to meeting families at the Little Legs Festival.

My books and other goodies will be available to buy and I’ll be running story-time sessions each day.

Buy your tickets on their website – all activities are included in the ticket price.

Josie Dom at the Essex Book Festival – 18 June 2022

Go on an adventure with Lum!

Come along with your imagination and make a knapsack to carry essentials for your journey. You’ll get to use a compass and make flowers and bugs to fill Lum’s meadow. At the end of the journey, settle down with Josie to hear her read ‘Lum’s Mum‘.

This event is organised by Essex Book Festival. Tickets can be booked on their website. The venue is Chelmsford Library.

EBF 2022
Vintage Fair 2022

Josie Dom at two Vintage Fairs – 3 and 10 July 2022

3 July – Trinity Park, Ipswich 
10 July – Cressing Temple, nr Witham

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Helen Rollason Vintage Fair at Cressing Temple again this year, but before that I will be at the Vintage Fair in Ipswich. It’s the first year for the Ipswich event, so do go along to experience it for yourself. Tickets available here. I’ll be reading Lum and sharing craft activities.

Tickets for the Cressing Temple event also available here. Join me to hear the Lum’s Mum story and get creative with crafts.

Josie Dom at the Witham Hub – 28 July & 31 August 2022

Story-time and book signing

It is a great honour to be invited to the Witham Hub to share my stories with their community. The Witham Hub provides many much-needed services for the people of Witham, Essex (take a look at their website to see what they do) including fun community events for all the family.

For some FREE summer holiday fun, join me at the Witham Hub on 28 July or 31 August (12-2pm on both days).

Witham Hub 2022

Previous Events

Animalympics 2021

In 2021, Josie hosted a 17-day Animalympics extravaganza to fill the “sports void” between the real Olympics and Paralympics! Alongside, in-person events with Red Lion Books, Maldon Books, Rumblebees Bookshop & Music Cafe and Barleylands Farm Park, there were a number of online events, which you can watch here.

Christmas Fayre

Josie joined forces with 40 other independent authors in 2021. Working together they attended a few Christmas events including the Festive Gift Fair at the Birmingham NEC. Find out more about the venture at Book Planet 4 Kids‘ own website.

Monster Invasion 2021

Chelmsford, Essex suffered a Monster Invasion in October half-term, but fear not, the monsters were there to look for their friend, the Essex Serpent! The fun people at Chelmsford For You organised the week of free activities including a series of workshops from Josie where children created their own Ink Monsters and heard monster stories!

Chiswick Book Festival picture

Josie was honoured to be part of the Chiswick Book Festival in September 2021. Animalympics featured with a fun game and poetry recital.

Maui Waui Festival

The Maui Waui Festival moved to Norfolk in 2021 and Josie was delighted to be part of the entertainment in the Children’s Area.

Essex Book Festival

For Josie’s 3rd visit to the Essex Book Festival (in August 2021), she brought along an Animalympics craft activity and fun game which included readings from the story.

Helena Rollason Vintage Fair

Lum’s Mum was the star of the show at the Vintage Day Out in June 2021. Story time and craft sessions in the pretty garden were the order of the day.

Barnes Children's Literature Festival

Josie had a fun day out when she attended the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival in June 2021. Bringing Lum to the festival was a wonderful return to live events in 2021.

Animalympics 2021

Working with local bookshops (Red Lion Books, Rumblebees and Maldon Books) and Barleylands Farm Park, Josie spent 17 days celebrating the Animalympics in August 2021.

You can watch all the videos here.

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School Visits

Please enjoy a montage of photos from some of the many school and children’s groups visits since 2016.

Please contact me to book a visit for your school or children’s group here.

School montage

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