Simon Adepetun

Simon Adepetun

Author of books, Children's author, Novelist

http://www.simonadepetun.co.uk
simonadepetun@yahoo.co.uk
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Educational, General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Adventure, Fiction, Humour, Narrative

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

Details

My name is Simon Adepetun, a Children Author and Creative Writer from Warrington, Cheshire with a passion for children writing and creative storytelling

My debut novel THE BEE HIVE was written by me, illustrated by my daughter and published by London based publisher, Austin Macaulay who featured by book at the prestigious London book fair 2017 https://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/__novadocuments/338120?v=636247495536270000 (page 38-39)

In the last 18 school calendar months I have featured in several local newspapers, toured libraries in the Warrington, Wirral and Northwich areas, participated in children’s literary and art festivals across the country and have been a guest on 13 radio stations including BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside and most recently, BBC Radio Lancashire.

I will motivate 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 an engaging, interactive way 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 signing (at discounted rates)    

If you want a thrilling celebration for you next World Book Day or 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 that is sweeping across the North West region and beyond

I have already visited 37 schools and the feedback has been amazing

NB I'm now taking bookings for the rest of 2018 and also 2019 (including World Book week 2019) so please book early if you want me during busy periods of the year.

 

Workshops Session Types

 

The Bee Hive Novelmania 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 awesome 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 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 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

I conduct school assemblies also -

World Book Day will never be the same again!!!

How popular and successful are my author visits?

I have completed 37  author visits in the last 18 school calendar months across the following areas - Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Stockport, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Widnes, Neston, Weaverham, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey, Preston and Blackburn.

I am willing to travel to areas outside these areas, so please contact me regards this and also regards my fees

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

 

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.’

Books by Simon Adepetun

The Bee Hive is my debut children’s novel which has seen me visit 37 local schools so far alongside my creative story telling and writing workshop. I have also been a guest on 13 radio stations including BBC Radio Manchester,BBC Radio Merseyside and recently BBC Radio Lancashire talking about my book,my passion for writing for children and my teenage daughter's involvement as the illustrator and book designer I have completed 37  author visits in the last 18 school calendar months across the following areas - Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Stockport, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Widnes, Neston, Weaverham, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey, Preston and Blackburn. My book has been displayed at London's prestigious Book fair and also the Book Expo in America I Hold PLI (public liability insurance) & I'm DBS checked My second book will be published this year 2018

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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