School visits are an exciting part of being a writer. Lucky for me, I have also been an English teacher (including Creative Writing) to 11-18 year olds, so I’m at home in a school setting.
I am happy to talk about any aspect of writing. My own writing specialism is for middle grade readers (9-12 year olds).
My visits generally comprise a talk, a workshop, or both. I am happy to discuss a school’s requirements beforehand and adapt accordingly.
General Talk About Being a Writer
Length: 1 hour total ( 45mins talk/readings, 15 mins Q+A)
Numbers: flexible- (class size, year group size, assembly size)
Content: Why I became a writer, where my inspirations come from, the process of writing a book from idea to publication. Images and props used.
Creative Writing Workshop
Length: whole day, half day, 1 hour sessions
Numbers: Ideally no more than 20. Max 30.
Content: Sessions may be on any of these topics.
Getting Started: fun ways to be inspired.
Writing Ghost Stories
Creating Another World
Using History to Write a Story
Creating Character and Voice
Writing Adventure Stories
I have a PGCE in English and 18 years classroom experience. I also have an MA in Creative Writing. I have appeared at the Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and Hay Festivals, and am a tutor for the Arvon Foundation on their creative writing courses for schools.
Contact + Fees:
Please contact me at email@example.com , or via my publicist Hannah Love at Faber. My fees are £250 for an hour session, then £125 for each subsequent hour, to a max of £650 full day plus expenses. This is in line with the Society of Authors rates, and is for visits within the UK.