Live and Virtual Events

I visit a lot of schools in the UK and overseas to talk about writing, reading and books. I can either give a lively, interactive talks to encourage a love of reading, or creative writing workshops to inspire the next generation of authors. I also do virtual visits to schools, libraries and festivals. These can be prerecorded sessions, live presentations, or interactive on-line story workshops.

Virtual visits seemed a little strange at first, as I love connecting with an audience in person. But, actually, they’re brilliant. They are less expensive for schools and more flexible to the needs of the group. Also, visiting schools and festivals in person involves a lot of time spent travelling, which limits my availability. No longer!

To find out more about what’s involved in my school and festival events click here. If you would like to contact me about a possible visit, click here.

Here are some photos of me in action at events around the world. Below them you can read some nice things teachers and festival organisers have said about my talks and workshops.

Here's what a few schools have had to say: