Workshops and Readings for Schools and Libraries
I'm very happy to do readings and workshops for schools, libraries and festivals. I've done a variety of readings and one- and two-day workshops around the country, at schools like St Lawrence College, Ramsgate; Merchant Taylors, Middlesex; St Edmund's College, Herts; Rickmansworth School, Herts; Hadden Park High School, Nottingham; and The Nottingham Academy. I am a judge for the Poetry for Life schools competition at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in 2015.
For more details and queries regarding future school visits, use the Contact Me page on this website.
"On Thursday 10th November Isobel Dixon read her work at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, East Kent. The event was held in the College's Memorial Library and drew a crowd of over thirty pupils, staff and local residents. Isobel's relaxed, measured and intimate reading cast its usual spell and made some new converts. The Headmaster thoroughly enjoyed the evening, as did the day and boarding pupils who joined us. The high point of the recital was Isobel's reading of the 'family' poems from A Fold in the Map, with the ever-powerful 'Meet my Father' an emotive success.
I look forward to the next event - Isobel now having recited on four occasions as a guest of St Lawrence and, previously, Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. Isobel is a superbly accomplished and lyrically gifted poet and her great specialism is the small group reading to young people. I would urge any Head of English to book her while they still can."-- Christian Taylor, Head of English, St Lawrence College
More detail on St Edmunds College reading here.