Events

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

EBF 2022

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 (I’ll add a link when the tickets go on sale). The venue will be Chelmsford Library.

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.

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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!

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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.

You can book a visit for your school or children’s group here. (link to follow)

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