Simon Adepetun

Simon Adepetun

Author of books, Children's author, Novelist

www.simonadepetun.co.uk
Booking enquiry
Simon Adepetun - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14

Genres

Adventure, Comedy, Fiction, Humour, Mystery, Narrative, Picture book, Short story

Book types

Fiction 4-11, Fiction 8-13

Awards

  • Best university graduate of Creative Writing
  • Winner - Kollaj Short story competition
  • Winner -Kollaj Short story competition
  • Post Graduate Cert Theatre Arts, University of Manchester
  • Inducted in a Warrington High School literary hall of fame
  • B.A (Hons) English Studies 2:1

Organisations

  • School Governor, Patron of Reading (PoR) St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary Academy, Altrincham Prep School for Boys & Castleview Primary School, Runcorn.

Details

Hi There

My name is Simon Adepetun, Creative Writer, Children Author & Storyteller as well.

I have a passion for promoting reading for pleasure, creative writing & storytelling or all 3 put together.

I do this by engaging schools and showing them that using the power of our imagination, we can create the best stories ever.

Currently I am a Patron of Reading for 3 Primary Schools and an advocate of promoting reading for pleasure through my sessions that have taking me on visits to nearly 100 schools across the country.

My sessions are very flexible to any schools’ requirements and are suitable for KS1, KS2 & KS3

If you want a inspirational author visit to motivate and captivate your school with his ' never give up journey of how I became a renowned children author, or for a celebration for World Book Day or week, or just something fresh, exciting in the art of an adventure telling story to give your school a real buzz,

You want to inspire your students to read/write creatively or simply narrate best stories ever, you want them motivated through a powerful message of real strive, dedication, hard work, resilience and never giving up then please get in touch for more information on how to be part of the beehive novel experience or marshmallow mayhem that is sweeping across the nation!!!

SIMON ADEPETUN

AUTHOR OF THE BEE HIVE NOVEL & THE CURSE OF THE DEADLY MARSHMALLOWS 

SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR VISITS TO NEARLY 100 SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OVER 25,000 PUPILS/STUDENTS INSPIRED 

A PATRON OF READING (PoR) AT 3 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WIGAN, ALTRINCHAM & RUNCORN

TOURED LIBRARIES PROMOTING READING FOR PLEASURE IN WARRINGTON/WIRRAL & NORTHWICH AREAS

2 TIME PARTICIPANT AT ONE OF THE UK'S BIGGEST CHILDRENS FESTIVAL - GEROMINO

DAUGHTER IS ILLUSTRATOR

HIRED AS CREATIVE WRITING MENTOR FOR A PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB 

GUEST ON SEVERAL RADIO STATIONS INCLUDING BBC RADIO MANCHESTER/MERSEYSIDE/ LANCASHIRE/TEES &SHROPSHIRE

PRESENTED AWARDS AT KUMON EDUCATIONAL CENTRES IN WARRINGTON & OLDHAM

BA ( HONS) IN ENGLISH & POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN THEATRE STUDIES

DBS CHECKED & HOLDER OF A PLI

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2024

What I charge is in line with the society of authors fees.

https://www2.societyofauthors.org

Please contact me directly to discuss on-site author visits and also virtual visits. 

This is an idea of what my sessions look like

The Bee Hive Novelmania Session or Marshmallow Mayhem session – 30-45 minutes ( KS1)

  • Who am I & how became an author
  • ‘What happens next’ game. 
  • The pyramid of rhyme (building on imagination to aid creative writing & story telling) 
  • ‘The pyramid of rhyme’ 
  • ‘a pizza reminds us of a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever.
  • The Beehive novel story narrated in a really captivating way using my cut-out characters.
  • Q&A
  • Book signing if applicable

The Beehive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem session – Length 30-45 minutes Years 3-4

  • Who am I & how I became an author
  • What happens next’ game 
  • The pyramid of rhyme ( building on imagination to aid creative writing & story telling) 
  • ‘The pyramid of rhyme’ 
  • Revealing the secret to the awesome story 
  • ‘a sandwich reminds us of a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever.
  • Excerpts of The Beehive novel
  • The 5-minute story telling challenge.
  • Q&A
  • Book signing if applicable.

The Beehive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem extraordinaire session – Length 30-45 minutes (Years 5-6)

  • Who am I & how I became an author
  • What happens next’ game. 
  • The pyramid of rhyme (building on imagination to aid creative writing & story telling ) 
  • Revealing the secret to the awesome story 
  • ‘Cooking a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever.
  • Q&A
  • Excerpts of The Beehive novel
  • The 5-minute story telling challenge
  • Book signing if applicable.

 The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem Masterclass session (Creative writing) – Length 60 Minutes KS3

  • How I became an author
  • Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever.
  • Q&A
  • Excerpts of The Beehive novel
  • The ‘author for a day’ challenge (create your own story with my guidance)
  • Book signing if applicable.

*** PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS MY SESSIONS ARE VERY POPULAR***

 I also offer the following services -

  • writing workshops
  • author talks
  • literary festivals
  • writer in residency work
  • prize giving/awards events.
  • Professional Storytelling 

Also, if I have already visited your school. you have found my visit awesomely enjoyable and would like a repeat visit or you would like to consider me to be your school Patron of Reading (PoR), please contact me as I will be thrilled to discuss your requirements with you. 

       Author visits and World Book Day will never be the same again!!!

I am willing to travel to any area in the UK, so please contact me about my charges which are in line with the Society of Authors recommendation.

I do full day and half day sessions, which can consist of a class creative story writing workshop or a more 1 on 1 session depending on what you prefer. I can take assemblies and then follow this up with classroom-based workshops or use your school hall if required. I have held multi-school groups of 150-200 children at a time.

Testimonials

Sedgely Park Primary School, Bury

Simon provided an engaging and exciting day for our children. They loved his two books and were inspired by his writing and his story. I would definitely recommend! Lisa Toal

Evelyn Street Primary School, Warrington 

Hi Simon,

 

The children really enjoyed their sessions Simon, so thank you for your time and patience yesterday.

 

I have had really positive feedback so thanks again.

Kingsley St John's C.E. Primary School, Warrington

We welcomed Simon Adepetun this World Book Day to share his book The Bee Hive

So many children were inspired by Simon’s perseverance and dedication as a author.

Thank you Freya for taking the time to write your own beehive story and create such a beautiful piece of artwork to display it

Lum Head Primary School, Stockport

Author Visit – Simon Adepetun

We had Manchester born author Simon Adepetun in school to take and assembly and workshops and to inspire the children with reading and writing. They really enjoyed learning about becoming an author and how important perseverance is in all things. They also enjoyed reading his book, ‘The Bee Hive. We had a great time too, it was very inspiring.

Simms Cross Primary School, Widnes

Readers and Writers It was a great pleasure to welcome author Simon Adepetun to school on Wednesday. His visit continues to help inspire our pupils to read and write. I am sure there are some budding authors among our children. Keep reading at home as it makes a huge difference

St. Ambrose RC Primary School, Manchester

Author Visit

Local author, Simon Adepetun, visited our school to talk to our Key Stage 2 classes and share his journey to get his book, The Bee Hive, published. He inspired our children to follow their dreams, be resilient and not to give up on their passions.

Gorsey Bank Primary School, Wimslow

Thank you so much for today. All the children absolutely loved your sessions

Culcheth High School, Culcheth , Warrington

On the Monday and Friday, Year 7 welcomed Simon Adepetun, a local author, who recently published a children’s book called ‘The Beehive’. The students were given an insight into the creative writing process and also used the advice given by Simon to create and then share their own short stories. Year 7 students produced some excellent creative writing during the workshop and gained confidence in their own writing ability.’

St Wilfred's CE Primary Academy, Wigan June  

'Feedback from staff and children has been brilliant'

Abram Bryn Gates , Wigan

'We had a great time'

St Paul's CE Primary School

'it was a super day for all'

Event feedback

Simon was fantastic. He inspired the children across Key Stage 2 with his life story and how he never gave up in his dream to publish a book. He motivated children to become readers and writers and was perfect for World Book Week.

Kim James (Byron Court Primary School)

Highly recommend him!

Nicola Webster (New Park Academy)

Pupils and staff in Year 5 and Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the session with Simon. They were engaged for the duration of the session and inspired them to become more creative in their writing. We look forward to Simon joining us again for the next World Book Day.

Farina Bolia, Olive Birmingham (The Olive School, Birmingham)

Simon did a really inspiring whole school assembly about not giving up, which really captured children of all ages in our school. His books also have the unique selling point of his daughter being an illustrator, which the children also loved. The workshops were really fantastic for the children to be part of, but he is probably slighter more appropriate for KS2 than KS1 in terms of workshops with his books. Either way, the kids really did enjoy having him in school as a diverse, male role model in writing and reading for them to look up to!

Emily Hassall (St. Hilda’s CE Primary School)

Simon provided an engaging and exciting day for our children. They loved his two books and were inspired by his writing and his story. I would definitely recommend!

Lisa Toal (Sedgley Park Primary School)

Books by Simon Adepetun

I have written 2 books . My debut Children’s novel The Bee Hive & The Curse of the Deadly Marshmallows. Both books were illustrated by my daughter and published by Austin Macauley, London. I have been a guest on over 40 radio stations including BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Tees, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC Radio Suffolk and have visited nearly 100 schools across the country promoting reading for pleasure whilst motivating, engaging and inspiring over 25,000 KS1,KS2 &KS3 pupils and students with my 'never give up' story, creative writing & storytelling workshop. The feedback has been amazing!!! I Hold PLI (public liability insurance) & I'm DBS checked I have completed the writing of my 3rd and 4th novels My charges are in line with Society of Authors so please get in touch to discuss your requirements and let me bring a marshmallow mayhem themed author visits to your schools and cause literary mayhem!!!
ISBN-13: 97817861222

The Bee Hive

Eleven-year-old Daniel Jeremiah Chambers has parents Philip and Susan who love work and shopping and who just don't listen. Daniel is an only child ... no, he's lying ... he has a sister, Alice, who has a dolly fixation; Dan is sure she is an alien. So, Dan has a few problems, none insurmountable, until his friend, Benji, introduces him to the find of the century - a derelict bee hive which could become a den. And when they find a treasure map, things start to go horribly wrong  
978-1788482783

The Curse of The Deadly Marshmallows

Neil Owlsley’s dream is to one day become the world’s greatest ever reporter, oh and he has a sweet tooth and absolutely loves marshmallows. But on an eventful day when he takes a trip to his favourite shop, not only has the shopkeeper disappeared but a curse is placed on his beloved marshmallows by someone identified only as ‘The Mysterious Old Woman’. Quickly he puts his reporter skills into action with only one thing on his mind … save Sproglington Town because simply there is no one else. Will 12-year-old Neil succeed where many have failed, or will the town be overwhelmed by the Curse … of the Deadly Marshmallows? 

Upcoming events

Monday, 20 May 2024: Author Visit

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Friday, 08 Mar 2024: Author Visit

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Thursday, 07 Mar 2024: Author Visit

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Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024: Author Visit

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Tuesday, 05 Mar 2024: Author Visit

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Keywords

AUTHOR-VISIT AWESOME EDUCATIONAL ENGAGING FUN INSPIRATIONAL KS1 KS2 MOTIVATIONAL VIRTUAL SESSIONS YEAR 7