Upcoming Events

23rd May, 2024

Hay Festival

Brace yourself for an epic adventure that defies convention and celebrates the power of embracing your uniqueness. Award-winning author Tọlá Okogwu will introduce the exploits of Onyeka and her fearless friends as they navigate the mysterious Academy of the Sun, unravel hidden agendas and embark on a mission to restore their lost powers. 

*SCHOOLS ONLY

30th June, 2024

St Austell Festival of Children's Literature

After a successful first event in 2023, the St Austell Festival of Children’s Literature is returning, bigger and better for 2024. Books and Authors will be taking over the centre of St Austell from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June. An adventure awaits all who join us!

21st Aug 2024

Edinburgh International Book Festival

It’s so easy to feel powerless in the face of climate change – but what if stories could save our planet? Future Hopes: Hopeful Stories in a Time of Climate Change offers an anthology of short stories that have the potential to do just that. In this event, novelist and editor of the collection, Lauren James, is joined by two contributing writers, L R Lam and Tolá Okogwu, to discuss ways that science has informed their fiction and how this compelling, hope-filled collection came together.

*SCHOOLS ONLY

14th Sep 2024

Wanstead Book Festival

Details TBC

28th Sep, 2024

Bath Children's Literature Festival

Details TBC

29th Sep, 2024

Big Dreams Festival

Details TBC

5th Oct, 2023

Maidstone LitFest
Meet Tọlá Okogwu at Maidstone LitFest and discover her epic superhero adventure Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun! Onyeka is the newest addition to the Academy of the Sun, a prestigious school where children with superpowers are trained to battle for the truth. 
 
*Schools only

14th Oct, 2023​

Waterstones Chatham

Tọlá Okogwu will be in Waterstones Chatham signing copies of her action-packed middle grade novels, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun and Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels.

Suitable for all ages

28th Oct, 2023​

Black British Book Festival

Discover Your Inner Superhero at the Black British Book Festival with Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels! Prepare for an electrifying session with acclaimed author Tọlá Okogwu as she immerses you in the captivating world of Onyeka and her extraordinary superpowers. 

Ages 8 years+

Check back soon for future events!

Past Events

March 12, 2023

Tọlá Okogwu brings Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun to life drawing you into her superhero story starring a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers in an interactive family event at WOW London.

Ages 8 years+

March 25, 2023

Tola Okogwu will be in Waterstones Ashford in the morning to celebrate the launch of book two in the series, Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels. She will be signing copies of both books, and we will also be running some superhero crafts! Come along and say hello. 

Ages 8 years+

March 25, 2023

Tola Okogwu will be in Waterstones Canterbury in the afternoon to celebrate the launch of book two in the series, Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels. She will be signing copies of both books, and we will also be running some superhero crafts! Come along and say hello. 

Ages 8 years+

September 20, 2022

Meet Tọlá Okogwu and discover her epic superhero adventure Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun at the CGI Schools Gala Day in Galashiels, as part of Borders Book Festival.

Ages 9 years+

September 24, 2022

Meet Tolá Okogwu at the Wigtown Book Festival and discover her epic superhero adventure Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun! Onyeka is the newest addition to the Academy of the Sun, a prestigious school where children with superpowers are trained to battle for the truth. 

October 9, 2022

Unicorns, faeries and superheroes assemble. Join three sensational storytellers Peter Bunzl, Tolá Okogwu and A F Steadman as they talk with author Anna James about their action-packed fantasy novels, world building and how their books might be transformed from page to screen.

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