• For information about the Isle of Wight Literary Festival Schools’ Programme contact schools@isleofwightliteraryfestival.com


Our Schools’ Programme returned last year with an exciting range of writers. We were pleased to welcome back our patron and award-winning author of The King’s Pants and The Queen’s Knickers, Nicholas Allan.
Natasha Farrant  (Winner of COSTA 2020 Children’s Book) shared some of her stories and Chris Connaughton  brought fantasy to life when he explored the themes of his stories. Isle of Wight author, Christopher  Stevens, brought his sense of adventure to schools with his debut novel, The Pirate Queen and the Half-plucked Chicken.
Islander Jack Elsom, now working as a political correspondent in Westminster, gave workshops to senior school students on the techniques of journalistic writing and author Joe Craig returned after entertaining hundreds of students last year with his lively talks.
Finally, we were delighted to welcome Sofie Miller who told the story of nine year old Pippi Longstocking in a quirky solo performance that raised many laughs.
If you would like your school to take part in this year’s programme, please contact schools@isleofwightliteraryfestival.com
as we still have some spaces in our hub school venues. There is no charge to schools (although pupils are welcome to buy signed copies of the books) as the programme is funded by benefactors and charitable donations.

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