Our Schools’ Programme returns this year with an exciting range of writers on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October. We are 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) will be sharing some of her stories and Chris Connaughton will bring fantasy to life when he explores the themes of his stories. Isle of Wight author, Christopher Stevens, will bring 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, will give workshops to senior school students on the techniques of journalistic writing and author Joe Craig returns after entertaining hundreds of students last year with his lively talks.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome Sofie Miller who tells the story of nine year old Pippi Longstocking in a quirky solo performance sure to raise many laughs.
If you would like your school to take part in this year’s programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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. More details about all of the speakers can be found on the Isle of Wight Literary Festival’s website and Facebook pages.