Simon Adepetun

Simon Adepetun

Author of books, Children's author, Novelist

www.simonadepetun.co.uk
Booking enquiry
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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

Awards

  • Best graduating creative writer ( Ogun State University) 1996
  • Winner - Kollaj Short story competition 1995
  • Winner -Kollaj Short story competition 1996

Organisations

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

Details

My name is Simon Adepetun, Children Author, Creative Writer with a passion for children writing, creative storytelling reading for pleasure

 

** SPECIAL OFFER - 10% DISCOUNT ON BOOKINGS FOR MONDAY DATES IN JUNE & JULY. QUOTE MARSHMALLOW MAYHEM **

 

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

An experienced creative writing tutor and mentor. I have worked with children of all ages in schools, libraries and festivals across England. My aim is to bring fun to the art of creative writing, storytelling and reading for pleasure in an enthralling imaginative and engaging way whilst providing new skills writing skills to students and pupils alike 

TEENAGE DAUGHTER IS ILLUSTRATOR

ACTED AS CREATIVE WRITING MENTOR FOR A PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB U15 ACADEMY TEAM

GUEST ON BBC RADIO MANCHESTER/MERSEYSIDE/ LANCASHIRE/TEES SHROPSHIRE & SUFFOLK

PRESENTED AWARDS AT KUMON EDUCATIONAL CENTRES IN WARRINGTON & OLDHAM

SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR VISITS TO OVER 75 PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OVER 20,000 PUPILS/STUDENTS VISITED 

A PATRON OF READING (PoR) AT 2 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WIGAN & ALTRINCHAM

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

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

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

FORMER PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER

WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN READING FOR PLEASURE, THE ART OF STORY TELLING & CREATIVE WRITING

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT ALSO AVAILABLE

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2023

DBS CHECKED & HOLDER OF A PLI

 

I bring a wealth of experience in the art of story telling in the most thrilling, enthralling, interactive and engaging way that your school can ever imagine. 

I will motivate  your pupils as I share my story as a struggling author to the success that I am today, in a most incredible never – give –up – till – you – succeed -way. Captivating them through the journey of what it takes to create the best stories ever. Energetically reading excerpts of my book and finishing off with an ‘author of the day’ challenge and book purchases (at discounted rates) including book signing.   

If you want a thrilling 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 pupils to read/write 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!!!

 

I'm now taking bookings for the rest of 2022 & also 2023

 I also offer the following services  -

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

 

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 the role with you. 

 

Workshops Session Types that I offer

 

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

  • How I became an author
  • ‘a pizza reminds us of a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever
  • The Bee Hive novel story narrated in a really captivating way using my cut out characters
  • Q&A
  • Book signing if applicable

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

  • How I became an author
  • ‘a sandwich reminds us of a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever
  • Excerpts of The Bee Hive novel
  • The 5 minute challenge
  • Q&A
  • Book signing if applicable

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

  • How I became an author
  • ‘Cooking a story’ - Interactive and engaging presentation of how to create the best story ever
  • Q&A
  • Excerpts of The Bee Hive novel
  • The 5 minute challenge
  • Book signing if applicable

 The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem Masterclass session ( Creative writing) – Length 1 hour 30 minutes (Year 7)

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

                                                   

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

 

How popular and successful are my author visits?

I have already visited 68 schools across several towns, cities and over 20,000 KS2,KS2, KS3. The feedback has been amazing!!!

Schools in Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Stockport, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Widnes, Runcorn, Salford, Neston, Weaverham, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey, Preston, Blackburn, Nelson, Sheffield, Wigan, Bolton, Maidenhead and (Wembley) London have all been inspired!!!

I am willing to travel to any area in the UK , so please contact me regards to what I charge.

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 it is you want to achieve. I can take assemblies and then follow this with classroom based workshops or use your school hall if required. I have spoken to multi-school groups of 150-200 children at a time.

 

Testimonials

 

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' na

 

 

 

 

 

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)

Books by Simon Adepetun

The Bee Hive is my debut Children’s novel, written by me, illustrated by my teenage daughter and published by Austin Macauley, London. My 2nd book The Curse of the Deadly Marshmallows was published on 29.10.2021 I have been a guest on BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Tees, BBC Radio Shropshire and BBC Radio Suffolk and have visited 68 schools across the country promoting reading for pleasure whilst motivating, engaging and inspiring over 20,000 KS1,KS2 &KS3 pupils and students with my 'never give up' story, creative writing & storytelling workshop. The feedback has been amazing!!! The Bee Hive Novel was displayed at both London's prestigious Book fair and the Book Expo in America I Hold PLI (public liability insurance) & I'm DBS checked I have completed the writing of my 3rd and 4th novels This year I'm taking marshmallow mayhem themed author visits to schools nationwide
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  

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