Talks and Workshops
I love getting out and about to talk to budding writers. While my books are primarily aimed at ages 7+ I can offer a variety of sessions for a wide range of ages and skill levels.
Some example school sessions:
The ideas and process behind [….]
If you are reading a particular novel or series of mine in class, I can talk about the process of writing that novel, how the ideas developed and share behind the scenes secrets. I’ll also discuss how I became an author and my career in video-games.
Where do writers get their ideas?
A lively presentation on different ways of kickstarting and developing story ideas, with a range of writing exercises teachers can take into the classroom. 1hr
If you’d like me to stay for a morning, or afternoon, I can deliver an assembly, then run creative writing exercises in class.
Looking at the process of writing, from idea generation through to planning, structure and editing.
Careers in Games Development
When visiting secondary schools to talk to year 7, this can be added on as an additional session for older pupils. This talk looks at the wide range of roles available in the games industry, and what students can do to start building those skills now. 1hr
These can range from fun creative exercises such as creating a school monster hunters manual or bizarre recipe book, to planning out a story from idea generation to synopsis, plot structure, tone and points of view. Sessions can be tailored to the ability of any group.
All sessions can be extended depending on the amount of interaction and inclusion of Q&A. 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!
Gabrielle [dot] L [dot] Kent [at] gmail [dot] com
1hr talk plus Q&A and signing: £175*
Half day: £300*
Full day: £500* Contact to discuss.
*not inclusive of travel and accommodation. Accommodation is not required for school visits/events in the North East/North Yorkshire, or within the Liverpool/Wirral area.
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.