image for Literary Event item typeLissa Evans at St Osmund's Primary School

Literary Event, Sun 13 May 2018


Barnes Kids Literature Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HQ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 May Ben Faulks
Sat 12 May Benji Davies
Sat 12 May Chris Haughton
Sat 12 May Chloë and Mick Inkpen
Sun 13 May Lissa Evans
Sun 13 May Rob Biddulph


Calling all children and adults:

Do you have a loud voice? Are you a giggler? Do you have an eardrum-shredding scream? If so, Lissa Evans, Carnegie-shortlisted author of Small Change for Stuart, Big Change for Stuart and Wed Wabbit would like to recruit you for her Wimbley Woo workshop. Along the way, you can also learn

i) What Lissa ‘s real name is, and what it’s got to do with the plot of Small Change for Stuart
ii) What she learned in Year 5 at Primary School (clue: NOTHING) and
iii)How to talk like a Yellow Wimbley

Lissa Evans is an acclaimed author of books for both adults and children. Her first children’s book, Small Change for Stuart, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Children’s Book Award, and she has since published two further novels for young adults. Lissa grew up in the West Midlands and was an avid reader, spending much of her time in the local library. She also loved to crack jokes (she remembers the first one she ever told was about a hippo!), and after studying medicine and working as a junior doctor for several years, she switched careers to become a comedy producer for radio and television. Her first novel for adults, Spencer’s List, was published in 2002 and she was later longlisted for the Orange Prize for her 2009 novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half. Lissa lives in London and still loves to read and make people laugh. When she’s not doing either of those things she also loves walking her dog and playing scrabble.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 13 May 2018 10:00 to 11:00


Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person



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