James Steptowe - children's author
Having been a primary school teacher for over 5 years, I know how to run engaging and enjoyable workshops and how to inspire creative writing and a love for reading. I also know how to work in a range of year groups and class contexts and will make sure one of my visits is as fun and educational as I would want for one of my own classes.
One of my visits will include:
Below is a short overview of each workshop, but please ask if you have any questions about anything or if there is anything else, in particular, you would like me to do within a session.
Workshop 1 - Make your speech STAND OUT!
An interactive and enjoyable session where we’ll go through my process for using effective dialogue through four simple steps. Teamwork and drama involved in this session.
Workshop 2 - The power of your nose
A session all about the power of smell in description and how to use it. We’ll look at some of the bits of smelly description in my book and do some practical activities to explore how we can describe smells - I will be bringing in smelly items to help.
Workshop 3 - Finding a story isn’t as hard as you think
In this session, we’ll talk about how I came up with the characters and plotline for my story. We’ll then have a go at creating characters and planning some of our own stories using my handy hints.
Sidrah Shah, Teacher, Lapage Primary School, Bradford
I am based in Yorkshire, outside of Leeds, so my priority will be for schools based in West Yorkshire, such as:
However, I am happy to travel further afield than Yorkshire and into nearby counties. I also frequently go back to London and Essex, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are a school outside of Yorkshire.
What if you want to invite me to your school?
Prices: £200-£250 for a full day (depending on locality) and may include expenses.
Half-day bookings based on locality and again may include expenses.
I am also open to doing skype sessions with classes, so please email if this is something you are looking for.
To book an author visit or to get more information, including a quote, please get in touch at email@example.com
Also, please download and read for free the first chapter of 'Raid of the Ratskull Rodents' from: https://jamessteptowebooks.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/chapters-1-only-free-sample-1.pdf
Or listen to me read it (with a little help from my cat): Reading of Chapter 1 of Raid of the Ratskull Rodents
If you’re aged 7-11 and like adventure and mystery stories that involve courageous cats, revolting rats and gullible guinea pigs, all within a book that is going to keep you hooked, but challenge your reading, then Raid of the Ratskull Rodents is the book for you.