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The UK's LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and Yorkshire's Olympic Poet for 2012.
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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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Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
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Award-winning children's author, illustrator and comics-maker. Talks and workshops for all ages, and improvised live-illustrated storytelling sessions for younger groups.
Along with my work in theatre, I am a traveller and unashamed francophile
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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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Award-winning writer for children and young adults. World-building expert who enjoys giving inspirational talks and loves to work with young people (and adults) on their writing.
High energy author visits to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
Author of the Milton the Mighty series. AVAILABLE NOW FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS - draw-along, reading, Q and A and creative writing workshops.
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 love to inspire children to be creative. I use my stories and artwork in fun, engaging workshops to suit all ages in the Primary school.
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Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
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"Acknowledged as a writer who gets ‘into the heads’ of his subjects and stories, Edward Couzens-Lake’s distinctive narrative style has been creating waves in the UK for a few years now.
Yet, with much of his work submitted to clients and publishers as a well established and respected ‘ghost’, it has not always been able to match the story or the book with the writer.
Distinctive narrative style? Yes. It mixes humour, occasionally dark in its origins but always cutting and often laugh aloud funny mixed with a taste for the critical, this is a writer who summons the spirit of the sixties in his work and words, someone who doesn’t always exercise tact or subtlety but always researches his work beyond the literary event horizon before standing fiercely by same.
Give him an idea and he’ll create unforgettable copy".
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!
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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Storytelling/Read Aloud and Poetry workshops,inspiring children of all abilities www.christinagabbitas.com
Pirates? Yaks? Dinosaurs? Alex offers fun and interactive writing workshops for KS2, KS1 and EYFS. Taking bookings for 2021 onwards. Discounts for autumn term bookings.
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Fabi Santiago is the author of 'My pet T-rex', 'I really want that unicorn' and 'Tiger in a Tutu', shortlisted for the Waterstones children's book prize.
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"Simply the best author performance I have EVER seen in 15 years of teaching. The best... by a long mile." Mr Mashiter, deputy headteacher, St Mary's Primary School, Blackburn.
"Stuart Reid is a force of nature! Engaging, educational and extremely entertaining, Stuart is a master of his craft. We had a wonderful time at the Belfast Book Festival and would welcome him back in a heart beat!”
Keith Acheson - Director, Belfast Book Festival
In 2017, Stuart received congratulations for his work with the First Minister's Reading Challenge
“Fantastic. Well done.” Nicola Sturgeon
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Writes fun rhyming picture books for KS1-KS2. Published internationally. Available year-round for Book Days, talks and workshops. Devon, UK. Covid-19: Available for Skype chats and virtual author visits during lockdown.
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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.
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. Fully booked until April 2020. Now booking for Summer term 2020.
Please book for WBD 2021 by Oct/Nov 2020 - they do fill up quickly! Also check out other wonderful days you can bring Chitra into your classrooms here - http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/great-dates-for-author-visits/
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Author & playwright. Inspiring reluctant readers & writers. "The room was buzzing. Daniel really has the knack of firing children's imaginations." AVAILABILITY FOR WORLD BOOK WEEK 2020
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Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist.
Available for World Book Day 2021.
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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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Conspiracies, ghostwriting or John F Kennedy -- talks or workshops.
Author & illustrator of books for all primary ages, inspiring reluctant readers. Award-winning drawing video show children how to draw. Will travel anywhere - feel free to get in touch.
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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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Picture books, Early Years, Fiction, Non-Fiction, PSHE, School visits for all ages, History, Publishing and self-publishing
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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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#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
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Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
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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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Self-published author of romantic fiction from around the world. I give inspirational talks about my self-publishing journey and also about how I come up with the ideas for my contemporary romances. I give creative writing workshops for adults, and to young people from KS3 upwards.
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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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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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Inspire, encourage, and motivate!
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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 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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