Events

2018 Events…more events coming soon!

Visits for schools are ongoing. Creative writing workshops with The Public House, Norwich are ongoing – visit www.thepublichousenorwich.co.uk to make a booking.

October 25th – Wymondham Words Festival 11am – Children’s Writing workshop with Isabelle King. Pre-Booking at Kett’s Books is essential – please book direct in person at the shop or call 01953603663.

July 13th – Isabelle will return to UEA FLY Festival to run a creative writing workshop ‘The Power of Story’ 1-2pm.

June 9th – 11.30-1pm – Norwich Castle – A creative writing workshop with Isabelle followed by family storytelling and book signing with ‘Once Upon A Time in Norfolk.’

May 13th, 2.30pm-3.45 pm – Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library with Norfolk Heritage Centre. Spinning A Yarn! Isabelle will entertain us with stories from her new book ‘Once Upon A Time in Norfolk’ followed by crafting activities. A free library event.

May 12th, 11-3pm at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. ‘Once Upon A Time in Norfolk’ book launch with author, Isabelle King. To coincide with the Library’s ‘Quentin Blake – The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits’ exhibition, come and celebrate the release of this children’s book by Author in Residence, Isabelle King. A  free, drop in event, fun for all the family – a chance to make a castle! Books will be on sale.

April 8th – May 27th – Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library presents Isabelle King’s ‘Once Upon A Time trails…’ To celebrate the release of ‘Once Upon A Time in Norfolk’ Isabelle will run these fun trials every Sunday in the children’s Library. ”Do pick up your sheet  and follow the fun trail around the Library. Discover the hidden clues to piece together some history. Draw a picture of your discovery, there’s space on the back of the sheet!

April 8th, 2.30-4pm
April 15th, 11.30-1pm
April 22nd, 11.30-1pm
April 29th, 2.30-4pm
May 6th, 11.30-1pm
May 13th, 11.30-4pm  (A Heritage Sunday event with Norfolk Heritage Centre)
May 20th, 2.30-4pm
May 27th, 2.30-4pm

April 19th – June 7th – Writing Fiction for Children eight week course with Isabelle King. Contact The Public House for booking admin@thepublichousenorwich.co.uk Telephone 07393 223958

March 22nd, 7pm-8pm at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library – Isabelle King presents Books Talk Back with guest author Mitch Johnson. At this fun and informative event, Mitch will share insights and ideas on writing fiction for children. This event is free.

March 21st 7-9pm – Isabelle will interview Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of ‘The Mermaid’ at Waterstones Norwich.

March 18th 2.30pm-3.45pm Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library – ‘Dragons and Driftnets’ – Join local author, Isabelle King as she reads stories from her children’s book ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ inspired by the Norwich Snap Dragon and Yarmouth’s fishing industry. Plus see related items from the Norfolk Heritage Centre archive. Heritage Sundays are free and no booking is required. Suitable for accompanied children aged 4-11 years. heritagecentre@norfolk.gov.uk

March 3rd 2pm- Family Story time with ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ at Waterstones Norwich.

Jan 3st – March 21st 7-9pm Introduction to creative writing eight week course with Isabelle King. Contact The Public House for booking admin@thepublichousenorwich.co.uk Telephone 07393 223958

February 5th 2018 – Isabelle King presents Books Talk Back at The British Library. An informal, interactive event for aspiring authors featuring guest author Hannah Kohler, author of ‘The Outside Lands.’ Booking required. Book your free place via the link:
https://www.bl.uk/events/books-talk-back-with-hannah-kohler

January 18th – Creative writing workshop with the Norwich Golden Triangle WI group.

2017 Events

November 20th – December 21st Festive Storytelling in Care Homes throughout Norfolk. To book a storytelling session for the new year, contact info@bookstalkback.com

October 28th – 2pm Spooky Storytelling at Earsham Wetland Centre.

October 27th – Storytelling and book signing at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. More details coming soon!

October 26th – Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival 11am-3pm at Waterstones in the Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds – free event. Storytelling from ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ and book signing.

19/10/2017- /08/12/2017 7pm-9pm Writing Fiction for Children course with the Public House, Norwich.

September 14th – Storytelling at Brooklands Care Home as part of the Brooklands Literacy Initiative.

September 12th -10am – 4pm £40 per person/£36 for Museums Pass Holders. Develop your creative writing in this one day workshop which will focus on the description in the narrative through inspiration from the workhouse. The workshop will consist of writing exercises which will explore how to create a sense of atmosphere, place and character through description. This friendly and informal day run by writer Isabelle King will be very interactive and activity-based to help inspire creativity! http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/Short_Courses/index.htm

August 3rd – Writing workshop at the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. ”Do you have a budding young writer in the family? Looking for inspiration for the Write on Norfolk story writing competition? Come and join local author, Isabelle King, to ‘Make A Character’ inspired by the famous Samson statue from our museum. First Isabelle will entertain us with a storytelling about the statue from ‘The Norfolk Story Book.’ Then she will lead a friendly, fun workshop where we will use words, drawing and imagination to create our own characters and bring them to life! Best suited to ages 5-10. The workshop will be followed by a book signing and a chance to ask Isabelle questions about writing. Workshop is free – places are limited – call to book  http://www.events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?event_startdate=3/8/2017

July 23rd – Earsham Wetland Centre – ”Isabelle King will be entertaining children with The Norfolk Story Book 2-3pm. If the weather is fine we will be sitting on blankets along the riverside and if its wet and cold we will be inside! This is a free event, so just come along and be inspired.”

July 14th – Latitude Festival. Isabelle will be storytelling with ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ in the Waterstones tent.

July 11th – UEA FLY Festival. Isabelle will be running a creative writing workshop as part of the University of East Anglia’s Festival of literature for young people. https://www.uea.ac.uk/fly

July 9th – Story Festival at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Isabelle will be performance storytelling at 1.30pm and 2pm and ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ will be available to buy. http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm

July 2nd – South Norfolk on Show – Isabelle will be performance storytelling in the Story Tent at 11.30am and 1pm  https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/onshow

July 16th – Isabelle will interview Anthony Horowitz at a Waterstones event at OPEN Venue, Norwich.

June 11th – ISBN Literary Festival – Isabelle will be storytelling from ‘The Norfolk Story Book as part of The Prince’s Trust Enterprise team.

May 28th – ‘Make A Story’ for EACH at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 2.30pm.

06/06/2017 – 25/07/2017 – 7pm-9pm at Norwich High School with The Public House. Writing Fiction of Children – An Introduction. Isabelle will be teaching this 8 week creative writing course. For booking information and for more details visit the Public House website http://www.thepublichousenorwich.co.uk/courses/writing-fiction-for-children-an-introduction/

April 20th – 7pm-8pm at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Isabelle King presents ‘Books Talk Back’ a literary event which focuses on writing for young adults featuring Guest Author, Alexander Gordon Smith. For more information or to book tickets, contact 01603 774703 or email millennium.lib@norfolk.gov.uk.

April 12th – 11am-12noon at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library in the Early Years Library. A ‘fun for all the family’ event with interactive storytelling and book signings. Most suited to children aged 5-9. For more information or to book tickets, contact 01603 774703 or email millennium.lib@norfolk.gov.uk.

April 3rd – 2pm at Discover Downham Heritage and Learning Centre- storytelling and creative writing workshops. To book, contact Discover Downham 01366 383075  http://www.discoverdownham.org.uk/contact.htm

March, April and May – Touring schools with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival – ‘Norfolk Story Book workshops’ – Each 2 hour workshop will include interactive storytelling, creative writing workshops and an author Q&A -schools will receive an ‘Arts Award Discover.’ To check availability, make a booking and discuss any requirements you might have, please contact:Email takepart@nnfestival.org.uk Phone 01603 878288

All details are via the link http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/takepart/take-part-schools

February 14th – 11am ‘A Mammoth Journey’ storytelling and book signings at Waterstones 17-19 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR2 1PB

February 9th – Author talk and creative writing workshops at Norwich High Junior School

2016 Events

November 21st – A week’s primary school tour with Waterstones.

November 13th – Storytelling and book signing in the children’s library at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, followed by drawing activities. 3pm. Free, drop in activity.

October 27th – Storytelling, activities and book signings at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Normal admission fees to the museum apply. This event is fun for all the family. http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/visit_us/gressenhall_farm_and_workhouse/index.htm

October 25th Storytelling and book signing at Waterstones, Castle Street, Norwich from 1pm. Free to attend and fun for all the family.

October 25th Storytelling, children’s creative writing class and book signing at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 11-12pm. Free, advance bookings only. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/locations-and-opening-times/norfolk-and-norwich-millennium-library

October 15th – Book Launch for ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ at Norwich Castle. Storytelling and book signings will take place at 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Normal admission fees to Norwich Castle apply. This event is fun for all the family. http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/Norwich_Castle_Admissions

October 6th- Dragon themed storytelling and creative writing workshop at Waterstones Norwich, 4.30pm. Suitable for ages 4-11. Book your free place for budding young writers by calling 01603 727292

September 17th and 18th – Family Trail for the Writers Centre Norwich #Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. Starts at The Forum, Saturday 9am. Isabelle has created and organised the Family Trail, in which Queen Elizabeth 1st visits Norwich.

July/August – Writer in Residence position at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

June 3rd – Books Talk Back at The British Library with sponsorship from the Eccles Centre for American Studies, featuring guest author, Alison Macleod.

May 18th – Books Talk Back in collaboration with CineMe Films at the Hen and Chickens, Bristol, featuring guest speaker, Bob Baker.

May 2nd – Storytelling at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse from ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ for Summer Story Festival.

April 23rd -Storytelling at Norwich Castle from ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ – the story of the Norwich Snap dragon – as part of Deadly Dragons season.

March 19th – Storytelling at Norwich Castle from ‘The Norfolk Story Book’ – the story of the Norwich Snap dragon – as part of Deadly Dragons season.

March 7th – Books Talk Back at Norwich Arts Centre featuring guest author Eliza Robertson. Words and Women fifth anniversary event and International Women’s Day celebration at Norwich Arts Centre – Isabelle will be reading her short story which was highly commended for for the Words and Women 2016 prose competition judged by Emma Healey.

Feb 24th – Teaching a creative writing course at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse – getting started with creative writing and exploring character in the narrative using inspiration from the ‘Voices from the Workhouse’ project.

Feb 19th – Storytelling at Norwich Castle from ‘The Norfolk Storybook’ – the story of the Norwich snap dragon – as part of Deadly Dragons season.