Don’t forget to get your group’s bid in by 15th of June to have Lonely Planet Kids‘ author and publisher Jen Feroze facilitate an event for your book group in November, based on map drawing and country designing activities to fit in with this year’s National Non-Fiction November theme of MAPS. Jen has authored and published more than 50 children’s books and is a wannabe Queen of Jenlandia. In her micronation there would be unicorns for all citizens. Any group anywhere in the UK can bid for the Jen Feroze to attend for free, thanks to the sponsorship by Lonely Planet Kids.
Lonely Planet Kids will cover all costs for Jen to attend and take part in a book group event (up to 2 hours long) where she will help the group design their own country and draw maps of their territory. The event must be based on the NNFN theme of maps.
The exact date and timing of the events will be agreed by the winning groups in discussion with Jen Feroze. However, events should take place in November.
To submit a bid you need to email Zoe Toft on firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June with the following details:
-The name of your group
-The type of event you want to run (e.g. for families, in school, in a hospital etc)
-The likely numbers attending your event
– Up to 3 sentences on why Jen Feroze should visit YOUR group. Reasons for this could include working with disadvantaged children, this event fitting in with bigger plans you have for celebrating non-fiction in November etc.
3 groups will be selected from all bids submitted, with groups hearing the outcome of their bids by July 1st.