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 -
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)
The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem session – Length 30-45 minutes Years 3-4
The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem extraordinaire session – Length 30-45 minutes (Years 5-6)
The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem Masterclass session ( Creative writing) – Length 1 hour 30 minutes (Year 7)
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.
Evelyn Street Primary School, Warrington
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
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
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.
Highly recommend him!
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.