Isabel Thomas CheltLitFest

I enjoy running creative, curriculum-linked events for schools, libraries and festivals. My latest workshops include:

  • How To Change the World
    Explore my Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize-shortlisted title and find out how to change the world in this interactive workshop.
  • Self-Destructing Science
    Hands-on science with a twist, to entice reluctant readers… and reluctant scientists! This workshop can be themed around space science or animals and other wild things.
  • Non-Fiction Bootcamp!
    Children compete in teams to master the five rules of writing awesome non-fiction, and explore lots of 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:

“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.”
– Josephine Briggs, Kingshott School, Hitchin

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


coming soon…