Keep an eye on this page to keep up-to-date with events where you can meet Josie.
Part of the fun of being a children’s author is getting to meet young readers and their families. Josie is available for author visits in bookshops and schools. The visits are great fun for all involved. As well as reading her stories to the children, Josie gets the children involved in art and craft activities based around one of her stories. There might even be a treasure hunt with sticker prizes!
Or if you’d like to be inspired to create your own stories, check out the Workshops page.
“Kept children interested all the way through.”
21 February 2020
Josie is over the moon to be a part of Chelmsford Book Week! There are book-ish activities all week (see Chelmsford Book Week) and on Friday 21 February 2020, you’ll find Josie at the FREE events in WHSmith, Chelmsford city centre
Join Josie from 11am – 12noon to hear Lum’s story, create houses for Lum and collect your free sticker.
Later, from 2-3pm, Josie will read Lum’s Mum and children can help create a meadow in store! A free bookmark for everyone who attends.
14 March 2020
14 March 2020
Join Josie for an exciting Storytelling Workshop at the Essex Book Festival. Using arts and crafts, children will create their own story characters. Story scenes are imagined from natural materials and bringing them together are the words of the stories created on the day. For children age 4-11 on Saturday 14 March 2-4pm at Firstsite in Colchester.
24-26 June 2020
Josie will be at the Little Legs Festival in Braintree for 3 days. Join her 10.30am – 11.30am to hear Lum and join in with fun activities. Then at 1.30pm – 2.30pm Josie will read Lum’s Mum followed by craft activities. Perfect for your pre-schoolers.
When tickets are available for the Festival, I’ll include a link here.
28 June 2020
2020 is the 11th year of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair, and this year, they’ve invited me to be a part of the event.
Join me for stories, arts and crafts, a treasure hunt and lots of fun!
29-30 August 2020
Maui Waui is a 3 day international festival of music, performance and arts. It is fast becoming one of the area most exciting festivals, pulling in accomplished and undiscovered bands and performers from all around the globe. Maui Waui focuses on an all welcoming family feel with loads to do for Kids and Adults, from watching world class bands, full circus shows in a dedicated circus tent, big bass dance tents, small upbeat bands and acoustic acts, cabaret and comedy. There is a dedicated children’s area with so many fabulous activities and I’m thrilled to be a part of this with a story-tine and craft session and an Imagination & Creation Storytelling Workshop.
Get your tickets for the Festival here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is an author visit?
Josie charges £200 for a 2-hour visit or a Storytelling Workshop. For a class of 30 children, this is just £6.66 per head.
Is there a charge for attending an external event with Josie? (E.g. library events or festivals)
How can I book Josie to visit my school or event?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and she will respond directly to make arrangements. Or simply complete the enquiry form on the Workshops page.