Events

Upcoming Events

2020

JANUARY

January 30th
Wolverhampton University
(Speaking of Books event)

January 31st
Filming at YouTube

FEBRUARY

February 2nd
London Jewish Book Week The Missing
(suitable for 10 and up)

February 5th
London Wellcome Collection
Reading Well For Children Event for the Reading Agency

February 6th
Holborn
Chair of Judges at LOLLIES Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Children’s Funny Book Awards

February 9th
Workshop on Emile Zola theatre project

February 10th
Tottenham
Filming in primary school

February 11th
Rochdale Conference keynote and workshop for teachers
(Speaking of Books event)

February 12th
Recording podcast for Language Revolution
Goldsmiths University Queering Children’s Literature Symposium

February 13th
Sidcup INSET
(Speaking of Books event)

February 14th
Horsham
(Speaking of Books event)

February 19th
London
The Wiener Holocaust Library
The Missing (suitable for 10 and up, booking essential)

February 21st
Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room
Family performance, all welcome

February 22nd
Faversham Literary Festival
Family performance, all welcome

February 23rd
South Bank Festival
The Missing (suitable for 10 and up)

February 24th
Reading University
In Conversation event and Library opening

February
25th Goldsmiths
University Poetry course for teachers

February 26th
Malvern
(Speaking of Books schools event)

February 28th
Goldsmiths University
Children’s Literature Conference

MARCH

March 3rd
Glasgow Scottish Booktrust
Authors Live event

March 4th
London
The Wiener Holocaust Library website launch

March 5th
London UCL
Publishing seminar

March 10th
Oxfordshire
(Speaking of Books schools event)

March 11th
Goldsmiths University
Poetry course for teachers

March 12th
Wiltshire Head Teachers conference
Keynote and workshop
(Speaking of Books Event)

March 17th
Goldsmiths University
In Conversation with Philip Pullman (open event all welcome)

March 19th
Camberley
(Speaking of Books schools event)

March 20th
London Launch event for These Are the Hands NHS anthology

March 21st
Sheffield University Symposium on grammar

March 24th
London CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education)
Judging poetry award

March 25th
Stratford on Avon
Stratford Literary Festival Schools Week The Missing
Three schools events

March 27th
Dublin Mountains to Sea Book Festival
Family event all welcome

March 30th
London Alexandra Palace
Children’s Book Awards

March 31st
London English and Media Centre
Conference on Language

APRIL

April 2nd
Poland
The British School of Warsaw

April 23rd
Birmingham
Speaking of Books school event

April 24th
London The Folklore Society
Talk on oral culture in Yiddish and Yinglish

April 29th
Goldsmiths University
Poetry course for teachers

MAY

May 4th
City of London Boys School
Everything London Youth Choir with Russell Hepplewhite and Michael Rosen

May 6th
London
Speaking of Books school event

May 9th
Ealing Questors Theatre
Two family shows, all welcome

May 11th
Stratford on Avon
Stratford Literary Festival
The Missing (suitable for 10 and up)

May 14th
Bristol Bristol Medical School
Good Grief Festival (public event)

May 16th
Diss The Corn Hall
Family show, all welcome
(Speaking of Books event)

May 21st
Hay-on-Wye
The Hay Festival
Schools Event

May 22nd
Hay-on-Wye
The Hay Festival
The Missing (suitable for 10 and up)

May 23rd
Hay-on-Wye
The Hay Festival
Family show, all welcome

JUNE

June 5th
Goldsmiths University
Digital Storytelling Festival

June 6th
City of London Communication & Language Conference (Early Years)
Speaking of Books event

June 10th
Goldsmiths University
Poetry Course for Teachers

June 12th
Newcastle
North Tyneside Early Years Conference
(Speaking of Books event)

June 13th
Bournville
Bournville Bookfest
Bear Hunt for little ones & family show, all welcome

June 17th
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Festivities
Author Event

June 18th
Norwich Norfolk Social Mobility Conference Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

June 24th
Plymouth
Plymouth Teaching School Alliance Keynote and workshop
(Speaking of Books event)

JULY

July 3rd
Oswestry
National Teacher Learning (NTL) day
Workshop and keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

July 6th
Chichester
University of Chichester English Conference Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

July 8th
Sheffield
Sheffield Schools’ Library Service Schools performance
(Speaking of Books event)

July 13th
London National Theatre
CLiPPA Poetry Award

July 16th
Ealing
Speaking of Books school event

SEPTEMBER

September 10th
Bognor Regis
Speaking of Books school event

September 15th
Southwark
Speaking of Books school event

September 17th
Scarborough
Scarborough Teaching Alliance Conference Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

September 22nd
Reading
Brighter Futures for Children Conference Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

September 24th
Wembley
Speaking of Book school event

OCTOBER

October 1st
Bournemouth
Speaking of Books school event

October 2nd
Crewe
Children’s Bookshow event

October 8th
Bow
Speaking of Books school event

October 15th
Luton
Speaking of Books school event

October 16th
Sevenoaks
INSET for teachers
(Speaking of Books event)

October 17th
Bristol
Wonder Festival, family show all welcome

October 22nd
Manchester
Manchester Teaching Alliance Conference Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

NOVEMBER

November 4th
Maidstone
The Education People Show closing Keynote
(Speaking of Books event)

November 5th
Hanwell
Speaking of Books school event

November 12th
Romford
Speaking of Books school event

November 19th
New Cross
Speaking of Books school event

November 26th
Nuneaton
Speaking of Books school event

November 30th
Newbury
Speaking of Books school event

DECEMBER

December 3rd
Thatcham
Speaking of Books school event

December 10th
Sevenoaks
Speaking of Books school event

December 14th
Mitcham
Speaking of Books school event

Michael Rosen Events

For school, library, festival, conference and college bookings where you have no arrangements as yet for selling books, contact Ellie or Jan at: jan@speakingofbooks.co.uk