Isabel Thomas CheltLitFest

I love running creative, curriculum-linked events for schools, libraries and festivals. I can tailor all my workshops to suit ages 6 to 11.

  • Moth: An Evolution Story
    A workshop that fuses literacy with learning about natural selection and human impact on the environment, working with my brand new picture book Moth.
  • Build Your Own Body! 
    Hands-on science with a twist, to entice reluctant readers… and reluctant scientists! Based on my Self-Destructing Science series, this is perfect for tinkerers and makers.
  • Little Guides to Great Lives
    Follow in the footsteps of ordinary people who changed the world, and start writing your own biography.
  • Science Writing Bootcamp
    Children use teamwork to master the rules of writing awesome non-fiction, collecting fascinating facts on the way.

I also run workshops for grown-up writers on planning, writing and pitching non-fiction.

I’m happy to tailor talks and workshops to a particular theme or text type. Please get in touch to find out more about these fun, interactive sessions. Email:

“Thanks so much for the really super event on Wednesday. Everyone seems to have had a wonderful time and we’ve had some lovely comments left in the comments book. I really appreciate you having run this for us – it’s easily been our most popular summer event so far!”
– Cambridgeshire Libraries

“Pupils enjoyed a VIP visit from author Ms Isabel Thomas, on World Book Day, who ran inspirational workshops and activities with the girls. Pre-prep pupils were captivated with story-telling and an enormous gingerbread house.”
– St Mary’s School, Cambridge

“We thoroughly enjoyed having you, and the children (and teachers) had a great time.”
– Kingshott School, Hitchin

“Even some of my reluctant writers have shown renewed enthusiasm for writing since.”
– St Peter’s School, St Albans