Cat Weatherill

Cat Weatherill

Live & Online sessions 2021 - let's do this!

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

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

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

Genres

Comedy, Fable, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Fiction narrative, Folklore, Humour, Legend, Mythology, Narrative, Narrative non-fiction, Picture book, Poetry

Book types

Fiction for children, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Non-fiction for children, Picture book

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)
  • Tir na n-Og Awards 2020

Organisations

Details

 

COVID LATEST:

 

I have moved all my schools work online - and it is working really well! I can work live with all classes from Reception - Year 8. Story sessions, Meet the Author sessions and writing workshops are all possible. 

This is my latest feedback:

Thank you so much for the sessions yesterday. The children have not stopped talking about it. They even asked where you were this morning. It was just what the children needed 4 weeks into Zoom learning. Would love to have you in school when safe to do so. (Eastnor C of E Primary School)

I have created a brand-new creative writing workshop specially for online sessions. Suitable for juniors, it is called CANDLE MAGIC.

Candle Magic ​was inspired by the fact that I like to write by candlelight, especially when I am writing a magical or spooky scene. It sharpens my focus and boosts my creativity.

In this workshop, I lead the children in writing exercises inspired by a flickering candle. No candle is required! That's at my end. I explain my process, draw the curtains and light one up.  (Note: If you are in the classroom, you can light one at your end too)

It's a lovely workshop. Creative and magical, but also calming and meditative. Candles are always good for mindfulness! It ends with the children making a wish and the candle being blown out.

Duration: one hour / Years 3 - 6

 

 

Introducing Cat

 

You’ll get a Buy One, Get One Free type deal if you book Cat... She is both a best-selling Puffin author AND one of the UK’s best-loved storytellers :-)

 

Cat can visit your school in either capacity or bring a mixture of both eg a storytelling assembly for KS1 and creative writing workshops for KS2.

 

Pretty much anything is possible:

 

  •  She comfortably works across all ages from Nursery - Year 9
  •  A full day is 4 x 50/60 minute sessions. You can fill them how you want.
  •  Large numbers are not a problem. She is used to big audiences and can bring her own PA if necessary.

 

Cat can offer workshops on many aspects of creative writing, from Year 1 upwards. As a fantasy writer, she specialises in Imagined worlds and cinematic writing. She also offers specialist creativity workshops for Reception - Year 3 on the theme of light: wonderandmagic.co.uk

 

Cat adores visiting schools and works across the UK and INTERNATIONALLY. She creates a real buzz, brings laughter and energy to her sessions, and can be genuinely inspirational. She has been an Artist in Education for twenty five years and has super-efficient admin in place.

 

 ~ Her Money Back Guarantee has never been claimed! ~

 

Please feel free to email Cat directly for a guaranteed (and faster) response: catw@btconnect.com

 

Enquiries are FREE - please ask :-)

 

‘Cat is one of our great storytellers’ Michael Morpurgo

 

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

Main business website: www.catweatherill.co.uk

Child-friendly author website: www.catweatherillauthor.com

 

Event feedback

Hi there! Cat's visit was very interesting. She worked with various school children and they really enjoyed her sessions. She is a very good storyteller and also animates her sessions with music and drama. She is very good in eliciting stories from the students to draft their ideas on paper. Thank you dear Cat for making for your visit in Malta a wonderful experience for us all! :)

Erika Borg Medati (National Literacy Agency, Malta)

Books by Cat Weatherill

Cat has eleven children's books, for ages 3 - 14.

Barkbelly

Barkbelly

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

Dream Adventures

True life stories from Cat’s travels plus the adventurers, explorers, archaeologists etc behind the places she visits. Perfect to tie-in to a travel theme. The book also encourages children to escape through reading and to dream bigger lives for themselves. Experiences covered include mountain biking in Bolivia, cage diving with sharks in Spain, driving a tuk-tuk in India, flying over the Nazca lines in Peru, sleeping in the Amazon rainforest, going inside pyramids in Egypt and visiting Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.  
Snowbone

Snowbone

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

Wild Magic

Powerful re-working of the Pied Piper legend (age 8+) 
9781912009541
Jack's Diamond

Jack's Diamond

Pirates, wizards, princesses and dragons abound in this story collection for 7 - 9 year olds. 
9781785622991
Where Magic Hides

Where Magic Hides

A brand-new collection of short stories set in contemporary Wales, in which children find the magic in the mythological landscape around them. 
Breathe

Breathe

An excitable young dragon discovers yoga as a way of calming down 
Zac and the Zombeards

Zac and the Zombeards

Fast and scary read about a boy who fights three zombeards (zombies with beards!) Great for reluctant readers. 
Jaco the Leek

Jaco the Leek

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

Famous Me

A girl who longs to be famous becomes an instant celebrity for the strangest of reasons. Fame, gender, dreams and the Suffragettes collide in a quirky school drama. 
9781848570498
By Lantern Light

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! 

Photos and videos

Cat Weatherill - first image
Cat Weatherill - first image
Cat Weatherill - first image

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