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!
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.
'Wow! Rob is best visiting author we have ever had. '
'Rob’s account of what inspired him to become a writer, interwoven with hilarious examples from history and his childhood, proved hugely popular.'
'Rob was incredibly engaging, audaciously funny, and a great deal of fun!'
'Rob was thoroughly entertaining, and engaged the children (plus Teachers and Library staff!) with his original tale about a very likeable character – storytelling at its best.'
'Rob was brilliant, both staff and students had nothing but good things to say about him and his presentation. He talked about how he became a writer in a very amusing way and his inspiration for his latest book. He was super accommodating and very flexible.'
'Rob gave hilarious and inspiring creative writing workshops. The students were really enthused during and after the day. '
'Rob impressed us enormously with his energy and enthusiasm. But the best testimonial comes from one of the lads who shouted out across the playground as Rob was leaving, “Bye, Sir; You were AWESOME!”'
'The positive feedback from the students, in particular the boys, began with words such as ‘awesome’. Rob built quick connections with the students by sharing about his own childhood, inspiring a new generation of authors to pick up a pen.'