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Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
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Children's author based in North London
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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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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.
Award-winning author of YA novels Noah Can't Even, Noah Could Never and Alex in Wonderland, published by Scholastic. Book me for hilarious and heart-warming stories of awkward teenagers and their journeys of self-discovery, tackling LGBTQ+ themes in a fun and lighthearted way. I was previously Head of Acting for one of the UK's leading performing arts colleges and my sessions are fun, high energy, and great at engaging reluctant and passionate readers alike.
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Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
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Recommended Read for World Book Day: graphic novel (London Deep)+ Spartapuss (ancient Rome ruled by cats) Beowuff (Anglo-Saxon vs Viking dogs)+ Roobarb & Custard. AVAILABLE WORLD BOOK DAY WEEK
Author & playwright. Inspiring reluctant readers & writers. "The room was buzzing. Daniel really has the knack of firing children's imaginations."
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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.
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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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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"Took author talks to a whole new level: absolutely electrifying." Award-winning author of the Jimmy Coates books, for dynamic & inspirational events.
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Children's author and storyteller offering Creative Writing & Storytelling sessions to schools for children of all ages which are informative, inspiring and best of all, fun!
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Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist.
Available for World Book Day 2019.
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Penny Joelson, critically acclaimed YA author of thriller,'I Have No Secrets'. Qualified teacher offering inspiring talks and workshops for KS3 +.
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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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Award-winning author of books for all ages, offering inspiring workshops, poetry and prose, performances, talks,insets and motivation for the reluctant!
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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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High energy author visits guaranteed to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
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.
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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Popular author of children's history and scifi for YA, with 10 years teaching experience, runs fun interactive school workshops.
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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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Conspiracies, ghostwriting or John F Kennedy -- talks or workshops.
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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'The Witcher Keys' is a stand-alone, fantasy adventure story which soon became a crossover title appealing to anyone over 11 and long listed for the much respected Rubery International Book Award. Inspired by real events involving elementals, go to www.thewitcherkeys.co.uk for more details including the amazing back story. A one-off in every way!
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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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.
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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Author of teen & YA fiction. Inspirational author-talks and exciting, interactive workshops for KS 2 - 5.
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Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
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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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Available WorldBookDay.Thrilling poetry show. Great workshops, kids'writing. Melvyn Bragg 'A triumph'; Simon Callow 'I am overwhelmed. Stupendous.'
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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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Author and scriptwriter. Writer of the TARZAN reboot, HERO.COM, VILLAIN.NET and THE INVENTORY series. His latest book DRONE RACER is an MG action adventure with BAME characters, STEM focused - for boys and girls of all ages!
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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Make reading fun! Sessions include introduction to Bollywood, creative writing, film clips, Q&A and dance workshop! Small or large groups
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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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#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
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Creator of Shadow Runners. Also Doctor Who author, writer for children and adults, experienced workshop leader. Talks, workshops, and visits.
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nimals, especially wildlife, fantasy animals and humour are my specialities, history, and retellings of traditional stories.
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