For teachers and librarians


Echo at a Book SigningI do two types of school visits; author talks and creative writing workshops.

The author talks are ideally suited to secondary schools. I speak to group sizes from single tutor groups to whole year groups and bring with me examples of manuscripts in various stages of development. Depending upon the length of the school lessons, the talks can be between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

 

The creative writing workshops are aimed at small groups of students who have been taken off timetable. They are appropriate for any age from Year 6 up to GCSE level. The aim of the workshops is to encourage students to:

  • unlock their imagination
  • expand their language
  • develop characters
  • discover their own writing style

The workshops last between 2 and 2½ hours depending upon the timetable of your school. I have also adapted the workshops so that they are suitable for Special Needs students.

There are several types of workshops:

  • Creating Characters - how to develop fully rounded characters from scratch
  • Making writing real - a sensory workshop designed to bring more depth and feeling into stories
  • Finding the Plot - plotting, conflict and resolution & self-editing
  • Unleash Your Creative Genius - a two day intensive for post AS Level students and/or staff which includes all of the above - and more!

If you’re interested in any of these events, you can contact me via the form on the Contact page. I’ll be happy to send you more information.

Please note, I live in East London and all prices quoted in my brochures are based on travelling from home. If your school is outside London, travel expenses will be added and, in some cases, overnight accommodation might be necessary.

It is sometimes worth getting together with other schools in your area and sharing travel/accommodation costs.