Cat Weatherill

Cat Weatherill

Children's author

http://www.catweatherill.co.uk
catw@btconnect.com
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Available for

After dinner, Commission, Educational, General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Further Education, Age 16 to 18+, University, Adult

Genres

Comedy, Fable, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Folklore, Humour, Legend, Mythology, Narrative, Picture book, Poetry

Book types

Fiction for children, Fiction 5-9

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award (Barkbelly) The Calderdale Children's Book of the Year Award (Barkbelly) The West Sussex Children's Book Award (Snowbone) and The Bolton Children's Book Award (Wild Magic)

Organisations

  • British Actors' Equity. Writers on Tour (Wales)

Details

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O42faCzrhwo

Main business website: www.catweatherill.co.uk

Child-friendly author website: www.catweatherillauthor.com

Specialist infant literacy website: www.wonderandmagic.com

 

Testimonials

'Cat is one of our great storytellers, vivacious and inventive'  Michael Morpurgo

'A magical performer' The Times

'It was megafun. AWESOME!' Owen, Deighton Primary School

'Thank you for making me more interested in books because I did not really like them. But now I like them a lot.' Charlie, The Mosley School

'Last year you visited our school. Since then you inspired me to read. Now my mum has to tell me to STOP reading and go to sleep. But when she leaves the room I carry on reading.' Amelia, St Joseph's Primary School

'Thank you for your boundless energy and enthusiasm. You made our Writing Week exciting, fun and thought provoking' Kington Primary School

'The feedback forms were unanimous in their praise. Thank you!' The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

'I think Cat is the best storyteller in the world' Cameron, Machynlleth CP School

 

Cat writes:

I have books to cover all ages, from Nursery - Key Stage 3, and can offer performances and creative writing workshops...

I usually do 4 x 50 minute sessions in a day eg

  • Reception
  • Years 1 & 2
  • Years 3 & 4
  • Years 5 & 6

My Meet the Author/story sessions are highly interactive, especially with infants, including music, props, puppets and fairy lights! I am a high energy, physical performer and can work with large numbers.

The above schedule is just a guide. I also offer creative writing workshops for juniors (my Something Wonderful workshop is especially popular) so things can be combined eg:

  • KS1 Meet the Author
  • KS2 Meet the Author
  • 2 x 1 hour workshops with one class at a time.

 I am happy to work with Nursery.

Let me know who you have, what you'd like, and together we will work out a programme :-)

 

Seniors: I often work with seniors. Teens need a certain type of story to hold their attention, and I have them! I can also work with large audiences - something that is frequently required in high schools.

 

More about me: This (*blush*) is my official blurb. I'm not really a diva! I'm very friendly, very flexible and fuelled almost entirely by tea and biscuits. But in case you want to know my credentials -

Cat is an international storyteller and a best-selling Puffin author. She is passionate about language and has a proven ability to inspire children and adults alike. Over twenty years, she has worked with thousands of children in hundreds of schools. She is enormously skilful and experienced - but surprisingly affordable. Enquiries are FREE so please ask!

 

  • I have an extensive business website: www.catweatherill.co.uk School work is under What I Do > Children and Education..
  • I also have a children's website: www.catweatherillauthor.com This has separate pages for all my books and a cut & paste biography.

 

Cat offers: Storytelling performances for all ages; story making workshops for juniors; creative writing workshops for juniors and seniors; motivational speaking for juniors on the theme of reading; creativity & ideas workshops; staff training sessions.


Areas willing to visit I frequently work abroad for the British Council  and spend a great deal of time travelling around the UK. I am based in the Midlands near Stratford On Avon, so day visits to many areas are readily available. Other areas are possible but I might need to add on a B & B. 


Fees These vary according to the event, but school visits are generally £400 per day (inc travel in the West Midlands)


Public liability insurance £10,000,000 via British Actors Equity. Fully CRB checked.


Contacting me I generally respond to emails very quickly (unless I'm away on tour) so if you haven't heard from me within 2/3 days, your message has vanished into cyberspace and you need to send it again! 

Books

Cat has seven children's books. More are on the way....

Barkbelly

 A magical fantasy adventure about a wooden boy (age 8+) 'Glorious' The Independent 

Snowbone

 Companion novel to Barkbelly (age 8+) 'A dazzling book' - Carousel 

Wild Magic

 Powerful re-working of the Pied Piper legend (age 8+) 
9781912009541

Jack's Diamond

 Pirates, wizards, princesses and dragons abound in this story collection for 7 - 9 year olds. 
9781912009886

The Hairy Marys

 Fame, gender and the Suffragettes collide in this quirky, uplifting school drama for Year 7/8 

Jaco the Leek

 Fast and funny read with a strong Welsh (oniony!) flavour (age 6-9) 
9781848570498

By Lantern Light

 A beautiful picture book with illustrations by Alison Edgson. Two rabbits - a father and son - travel home through a dark, wintery night with a lantern to show the way. The lantern actually lights up! 

Keywords

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