Meet the amazing Edie Eckhart, the sparky children’s book character from comedian Rosie Jones. Rosie will share what inspired her to write the uplifting and unique story of The Amazing Edie Eckhart. You’ll hear about Edie’s experiences starting secondary school and navigating the perils of the first term – Edie has cerebral palsy and is thrown straight into school life as she auditions for the lead role in the school play. This event will inspire children to write their own stories from their experiences.
‘Fresh, funny and ultra cool’ – Jacqueline Wilson
Rosie Jones is a British stand-up comedian who has written for multiple panel shows, and has appeared as a guest on The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Hypothetical. Rosie often incorporates her cerebral palsy into her comedic style. She was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury’s New Comedian of the Year in 2018, and her star has been on the rise ever since. Rosie has written for Sex Education and hosts the podcast Daddy Look at Me with Helen Bauer. Rosie can’t wait to be a children’s author – Jaqueline Wilson is her personal hero!