Author Talks in Schools
I have had a great time visiting schools offering author talks, Q&A and story-telling sessions. The children love hearing about the laters capers of Cally & Jimmy and stories from the Invincible Voices ‘shorts’ collections. We’ve also explored the dramatic structure of stories using the ‘Story Mountain’ (or Aristotelian Arc) and shared lots of writing tips. I’ve really enjoyed answering everyone’s author questions which range from What was your favourite childhood book? to Do you write in pencil or on a computer?
So far I have offered author talks and books signings at: Marlborough, Worple, Heston, The Mall, The Good Shepherd, Our Lady & St John’s, Arnold House, The Priory, Townsend, Reay, Oxford Gardens, Smallberry Green, Waldegrave, Eaton House, Hounslow Town, Warren Mead, Oak Hill Academy, St Michael & St Martins, Heathfield Junior School, The Grammar School and the Junior School (Nicosia, Cyprus), Meadhurst, Spring Grove, Hampton CE Primary School, Belmont, St Mary’s Isleworth, Azbuka and St Peter’s in Croydon.
Will your school be next? If you’d like me to visit your school, please do mention me to the Literacy Leader or a member of the senior management team. And don’t just wait for World Book Day in March. Every school day should be a book day.
Feature in the Mall School’s Mallian Magazine