Don’t forget to submit your bid for an NNFN event!

logoAs you’ll know by now the theme for National Non-Fiction November is MAPS, and all groups will be getting a “session in a box” pack of materials to help them run events during November, thanks to the generous sponsorship by Lonely Planet Kids .

Whilst every group will receive everything they need to run their own event, all groups can also bid to have Jen Feroze from Lonely Planet Kids attend a local book group event in November, to lead map drawing and country designing activities.

Bid submissions can be sent in from next week, May 11, and must reach us by June 15th.


A reminder of the Bid Process

Thanks to generous sponsorship by Lonely Planet Kids, all FCBG local groups can bid to have Jen Feroze, Lonely Planet Kids’ author and publisher, visit as part of their celebrations of National Non-Fiction November 2015.

For three winning groups (from anywhere in the UK):

  • 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 nnfn@fcbg.org.uk 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.


  • Members of the FCBG Executive (whose groups have not submitted bids) and Lonely Planet Kids will choose three winning bids and contact all groups who have submitted bids by July 1st. Winning groups will then be put in touch with Jen to negotiate finer details regarding dates and locations.

    Hashtag for National Non-Fiction November: #NNFN
    You can find out more about Lonely Planet Kids on www.lonelyplanetkids.com, and follow them on twitter: @lpkids

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