Chiswick Book Festival 2021

Huge thanks to Torin Douglas, Jo James, Lucy Chambers, James Barber, Waterstones and all who made the most excellent Chiswick Book Festival happen this year. I had the best time appearing as a speaker at the Local Authors’ Party, leading a workshop with Cally & Jimmy at the Chiswick Playhouse and meeting and being inspired by fellow children’s authors and […]

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Primadonnatastic

The Primadonna Festival describes itself as: ‘A uniquely anarchic and joyous festival of everything creative’ and it was certainly that and so much more. I am still buzzing from the most brilliant summer weekend in Suffolk. After eighteen months of being locked down, it was so liberating to be able to attend a live event, to speak to live audiences, […]

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Author talks, readings and interviews on YouTube

Check out my YouTube channel for stories from Cally & Jimmy and Invincible Voices as well as author Q&A and appearances. Zoe’s YouTube Channel I was really proud to have been part of the Chiswick Book Festival for the fourth time. The 2020 festival went online this year – as did most of our lives, as we stayed at home […]

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It’s Twins!

Saturday 5th September 2020 saw the (socially distanced) launch of Cally & Jimmy: Twins in Trouble at The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop in Richmond. What a fantastic turnout we had of family, friends, teachers and book lovers from far and wide. The support was overwhelming and we sold out on the day. But don’t worry, Cally & Jimmy are back […]

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Feeling Inspired at Osterley Library

Really enjoyed working together with Osterley Library (particular thanks to Jenny Cox), our Mayor of Hounslow, Tony Louki, and our creative local children who all came together to explore story writing and plan our own Egyptian desert adventure. Using Aristotle’s Story Arc (or the Story Mountain as we often call it in schools) we created our own Egyptian desert adventure, […]

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Prize-Winning Poets

Our Invincible writers have had a lot of success with their poetry this September 2019. Children’s Poetry Awards at the Chiswick Book Festival It was a proud day for us all when two of our Invincibles were awarded poetry prizes at the Chiswick Book Festival on Friday 14th September. Well done Eshani De Silva (Y5 First Prize) and Anusha Ruj […]

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Memoiring London Greek Style at the Speakeasy Cabaret

London Literary Pub Crawl Writer and Producer Nick Hennegan’s Maverick Theatre Company have established a fantastic literary night which I have the great pleasure of being a part of. Speakeasy Cabaret I’ll be reading from my memoir this Saturday 1st June – a slice of life on my Greek Cypriot family dysfunctioning in West London during the 80s with plenty […]

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Author Talks in Schools

I have had a great time visiting schools offering author talks, Q&A and story-telling sessions. The children love hearing about the laters capers of Cally & Jimmy and stories from the Invincible Voices ‘shorts’ collections. We’ve also explored the dramatic structure of stories using the ‘Story Mountain’ (or Aristotelian Arc) and shared lots of writing tips. I’ve really enjoyed answering everyone’s author […]

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Cyprus – Schools and the Soloneion

As a London author with Greek Cypriot roots, it was my absolute pleasure to visit the Junior School in Nicosia and work with the next generation of budding writers of children from Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Together we shared and enjoyed stories from my Invincible Voices short story collection – stories that I have written collaboratively with children. […]

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