ETAS Conference Speaker
07 Jan 2022
Speaking at the ETAS (English Teachers Association Switzerland) conference about 50 Amazing Swiss Women and how the stories in the book can be adapted to the classroom.
Book Night Basel
18 Nov 2021
Celebrating books with publisher Helvetiq and Bergli Books at the Literaturhaus Basel! I'll be on stage with Laurie Theurer, talking about our book '50 Amazing Swiss Women' (and eating lots of Raclette). Free event. Come join us!
Interview BBC Radio Wales
15 Feb 2021
BBC Radio Wales
Why were the Swiss so late to give women the right to vote?
Find out in the interview with BBC Radio Wales on 50 years of women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Published Abroad Workshop
05 May 2020
40-minute zoom workshop for SCBWI Central East on the world of publishing opportunities for English-speaking authors well beyond the UK and the US. Thank you for all those who came along!
Presentation at Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
22 Nov 2019
Presenting Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss at the Centre Culturel Suisse de Paris (in French), and spending a very inspirational evening discovering and meeting some amazing Swiss authors, among others Odile Cornuz and Guillaume Rhis. Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss has been chosen by Pro Helvetia as one of their “Magic 9” titles to be promoted abroad this year. Thank you Pro Helvetia!
The power of a small critique group
24 Sep 2019
The power of a small critique group
September 2019: The 3 of us met at the Geneva Writers Conference seven years ago with the vague desire to write children’s books. Look at us today! 10 books and counting…This must be my favourite picture this year.
Workshop at the bookshop
20 Sep 2019
Un chien bleu au Chien Bleu!
September 2019: Workshop at the Chien Bleu in Geneva making furry friends we like snuggling up to!
15 Sep 2019
A lovely day running whittling workshops at the STEAM festival Cambridge (at the amazing Spinney school) with Toni Rogers from Cambridge Forest Schools
Meet your local children's authors!
10 Sep 2019
Cambridge Central Library
Another joyful event at the library, bringing together authors and children, and raising funds for the library together.
The Big Read
06 Jul 2019
Parkers Piece, Cambridge
A lovely time reading books as part of the Big Festival, alongside with lots of fabulous local authors…Toni Rogers from Cambridge Forest Schools reading Whittling Away, and Zanna and the Something.
Finchingfield School visit
02 Jul 2019
Fantastic afternoon with a lovely KS1 class working on “the elephant in the room” with Zanna and the Something.
“Fantastic school visit this week from @nitalehmann1! The kids absolutely loved it and the first question they asked was whether she could come back tomorrow! Thank you so much!!” (Catherine Emmett, parent)
Cambridgeshire Education Festival
15 Jun 2019
Homerton College, Cambridge
Really, really enjoyed a day of Forest school action at the Cambridgeshire Education Festival, flamingo-themed, and run by the wonderful Rae Snape.
Here a link to the fantastic YouTube video which sums up this amazing event – I was lucky enough to do attend the whittling workshop with Cambridge Forest schools, and do the fireside storytelling…which, of course, was Whittling Away …
Launch of Whittling Away!
27 Apr 2019
Cambridgeshire Forest School Conference
Whittling Away is the story of two pixies trying to whittle – more than “just”a story, Whittling Away is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in learning to whittle with their child, but is not quite sure how to go about teaching working with a whittling knife…
Bologna Children's Book Fair
01 Apr 2019
A fantastic time at Bologna book fair announcing the winner of the illustration competition around my picture book SLOBBER SLOBBER KISS KISS with Swiss publisher Helvetiq (nominated for Swiss publisher of the year 2019).
Festival Histoire et Cité
25 Mar 2019
A week of running daily school visits around the theme of WATER for the Festival Histoire et Cité in Geneva, exploring the history of Lake Geneva, and the history of the Jet d’Eau in a series of school visits with primary school children – and a family workshop at the end of the week.
WBD School Visit Spring Mead Primary School
07 Mar 2019
Celebrating a full day’s worth of World Book Day at Springmead Primary in Welwyn Garden City, with the wonderful Camilla Chester doing all of KS2, and me doing all of KS1, plus assembly at the end. The theme of World Book Day this year was: “Share a Story”, so we shared stories about the angry creatures the children had created during their session.
Meet Your Local Children's Authors
09 Feb 2019
Cambridge Central Library
I organised this event. Local authors and illustrators invaded Cambridge Central Library for an hour – which included story-telling, activities, author speed-dating (for the older children), raffling away our books, and rising funds for Cambridgeshire libraries, of course!
With Cambridgeshire Libraries and SCBWI Central East.
30 Nov 2018
Mass Book Launch at wonderful SCBWI BI Conference in Winchester.
School Visit Queen Emma school
29 Jun 2018
‘Anita’s visit was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm, and had the children in the palm of her hand. They loved using their imaginations to think constructively about feeling angry, and that afternoon they invented a game based on her story.’ (Christina Cameron, Teaching Assistant)
A fabulous time talking anger, and making a total of 60 angry creatures out of salt dough with two Y1 classes. As an example, here an angry snail, an angry volcano, an angry tiger.
Workshop with Alliance Française
30 May 2018
What a wonderful time running a French/English bilingual reading and workshop around The Red Hot Fireball at Cambridge Library – in collaboration with Virginie from the Alliance Française.
St Matthews School Visit
19 Mar 2018
A lovely morning exploring anger with St.Matthew’s Nursery school, Cambridge, and creating little fire breathing dragons to take home.
Here some quotes by the kids, when asked what they felt in their bodies when they get angry:
“When I feel angry, I get all sweaty.”
“When I feel angry, I want to punch someone.”
“I feel hot.”
WBD School Visit
01 Mar 2018
King Street Nursery, Cambridge
We celebrated world book daywith the Red Hot Fireball at Kings Street Nursery, Cambridge.
Presentation of the Red Hot Fireball - Geneva Writers Group
20 Jan 2018
Press Club, Geneva
Presenting my new book, The Red Hot Fireball at a Geneva Writers Group workshop, at the Press Club, Geneva.