Talks and Workshops
I love getting out and about to talk to budding young writers. While my books are primarily aimed at ages 8+ I can offer a variety of sessions for a wide range of ages and skill levels.
The inspiration for Alfie Bloom and/or Knights and Bikes
A lively presentation on where the ideas within the series came from, with a range of writing exercises teachers can take into the classroom. 1hr
If you’d like me to stay for the day, or the afternoon, I can deliver an assembly, then run creative writing exercises in class.
Choose your Own Adventure
Working with free software, Twine, to create branching interactive stories. Computers with web access, or Twine installation, required. 1hr
Careers in Games
Often delivered at secondary schools and sixth form colleges. This talk looks at the wide range of roles available in the games industry, and what your students can do to start building those skills now. Free of charge if booked through Teesside University’s school and college liaisons. 1hr
All sessions can be extended depending on the amount of interaction and inclusion of Q&A sessions. Feel free to get in touch for a chat about what I can offer your school or event. I’d love to hear from you!
Fees charged are in line with the rates listed by The Society of Authors. Please view the link for guides on making the most of an author visit.