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#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
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Picture books, Early Years, Fiction, Non-Fiction, PSHE, School visits for all ages, History, Publishing and self-publishing
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I was so lucky to be asked by a collection of Waterstones branches for a collection of book-signings which were such delightful affairs. Children and parents meeting me? What more could one ask for of a Saturday?
I visit prep and state schools regularly to encourage, to entertain and to help instil a sense of fun and magic into the lives of children. A live talk with a person is far more intriguing than wondering if what if? - if you are an inspiring author? Books entertain and teach and guide and create a familiarity and a resonance between the words and the reader.
I've also lectured from an author stance to the WI. And only two of them fell asleep.
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Blue Peter Award-winning author of funny stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amazing storyteller and specialist at getting children reading. Inspiration guaranteed!
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Author of teenage and children's books, speaking to inspire and encourage.
Committed to stimulating interest in reading, creative writing, gripping stories and key social issues affecting children and young people today.
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Storytelling/Read Aloud and Poetry workshops,inspiring children of all abilities www.christinagabbitas.com
Author who wants to share her love of Victorian fairy tales, of Mary De Morgan and of her experience of writing fact and then fiction.
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Available WorldBookDay.Thrilling poetry show. Great workshops, kids'writing. Melvyn Bragg 'A triumph'; Simon Callow 'I am overwhelmed. Stupendous.'
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Storyteller, author & illustrator of books for all primary ages, inspiring reluctant readers and showing children how to draw. Favourite school visitor - in demand.
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Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
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I can cover the whole primary school using my picture books to develop literacy skills, inspire creativity and make language fun.
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Blue Peter/BAFTA award winning author of Feather Boy. Offering talks (with film clips) and bespoke creative writing/drama sessions. Fun human being.
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Critically acclaimed, picture book & YA author offering inspiring talks, tailor-made writing workshops, interactive reading sessions and performances to all ages.
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Critically-acclaimed author of psychological thrillers; inspiring public speaker and honest interviewee on radio and TV. Lover of language in all its forms; people-watcher.
Experienced teacher and author of epic fantasy and children's chapter books, Matt Beighton delivers tailored topic and literacy-based workshops for all; whether it’s getting started with ideas or stretching more-able writers.
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Comic creator, Author and Illustrator, with over five years experience at running workshops in making comics and graphic novels, at over over 120 venues including schools, colleges, museums, hospitals and libraries.
I have written and illustrated four published books (Lucy the Octopus, When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?), illustrated several others, created work for comic companies (Wallace & Gromit, Adventure Time, Dreamworks' Home) and run my own small press comic imprint.
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Author and illustrator of books for children in KS1 and KS2, and creative writing lecturer. Dinosaur theme. Interactive visits with a focus on inspiring reading (and writing) for pleasure. My books and visits have been particularly successful with boys who had not yet previously loved reading! Fun group activities, quizzes, on-the-spot drawing and creative writing and drawing workshops - learning how to draw a dinosaur in 3D!
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London-based author of children's fiction and non-fiction. Offers entertaining and informative talks for schools.
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I run ‘inspiring’ and ‘fantastic’ creative writing workshops and school author visits. I work with children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, and on to further education and universities along with creative writing workshops for adults, and I am available for after-dinner speaking, coaching and ghost-writing.
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My debut novel, 'The Witcher Keys', is a substantial, stand-alone, coming of age/fantasy adventure story which soon became a crossover title appealing to anyone over 11 and long listed for the Rubery International Book Award. Inspired by previously untold but true events of 2003 involving elves and goblins (elementals), an enthralling and thought-provoking tale with Amazon reviews at 4.6/5.0, sure to captivate and inspire!
Author & playwright. Inspiring reluctant readers & writers. "The room was buzzing. Daniel really has the knack of firing children's imaginations." AVAILABLE FOR WORLD BOOK DAY 2020
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Children's fantasy book writer offering talks and customised writing workshops to schools. Focus on fantasy, ideas and world building. Author of Frostfire.
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High energy author visits guaranteed to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
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Elisa Marcella Webb is the author of Darkling Park a life affirming children’s adventure set in a South London graveyard. She’s had 17 shorts stories and several articles published. She’s a practice-based Southern Gothic Imaginative Writing PhD student and parent of two.
Author of fiction and non-fiction for children, YA, reluctant readers and adults. Available for school visits throughout the year and currently available for World Book Week 2020. Also available for writers' groups and readers' group talks.
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Author of the smash-hit Jamie Johnson series, Dan talks about how his experiences in football have inspired the much-loved books and BBC TV drama.
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Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist.
Available for World Book Day 2019.
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Conspiracies, ghostwriting or John F Kennedy -- talks or workshops.
Author of exciting educational history based adventure books for primary school children.
Offers curriculum based school and library visits including whole school assembly and craft and literacy based workshops.
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Multi-cultural author and storyteller who can inspire and ignite the imagination of your class. Her oral and written story workshops are always a big hit. Dates now available in November 2018 and WBD 2019.
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A tale about carrying a tablefootball table overland to Japan on a World Cup adventure, Everest, the Dalai Lama, arrested by Russians, swimming in your work fountain, and other ways to meet more people, be more positive, make your own luck and get more out of life. Can be silly or serious to suit the audience. From making up match reports, planning adventures together and writing our own mini books about them - to good-old storytelling to a crowd with stunning photos to fill you with ideas.
Along with my work in theatre, I am a traveller and unashamed francophile
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Creator of the Milton the Mighty series. Available for fun, interactive assemblies, workshops and crafts, covering my books and creative writing. KS1 and 2. Published by Chicken House, powered by tea!
I have over ten years experience of school and library visits. I've travelled to most spots in the UK but I've also performed school workshops in Indonesia and Europe. My fantasy adventure series The Peck Chronicles is full of imagination and tension. Other novels like Windscape and The Egg Thief explore environmental issues through adventures stories that draw children in but ultimately let them decide how they feel themselves about various issues. My Old Bloke Goes series looks at topics through an old bloke’s perspective.
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Keith Foster is a researcher, writer and lecturer. He has spent most of his life focusing on unlocking the structure and technology of the ancient worldwide civilization, and also its healing technologies.
The past 30 years has seen Keith involved in studying how our current civilization informs its belief systems, with particular emphasis on its current religion – science.
Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
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