AUTHOR EVENTS FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES
I offer 30-minute assemblies for Years 1-6, to spark the children's imagination and promote reading for fun. My 45-minute poetry workshop is suitable for classroom groups. (South Hampshire, UK). Children's events for local libraries are free. Please contact me for further details.
The exercise below is just for fun!
Try "Hot Penning"
First decide what your story might be about. Then set a timer for three minutes and start writing quickly. Pretend that if you stop before the time is up, your pen will burst into flame! Keep on writing for the whole time until the buzzer sounds. Don't stop to make changes or check spelling or cross out.
Afterwards you can go back and edit any mistakes. This exercise is to get you having FUN making up a story. You're probably more creative than you think!
"There was a real buzz around school during and after your visit. You have really inspired a lot of young writers." Literacy Co-ordinator and Year 6 Teacher
"These sessions are always very popular, inspiring the children to write their own stories. I would highly recommend these workshops as while the children are learning they are also enjoying themselves." Library Manager
"The children were very excited by the workshops and asked some perceptive questions." Assistant Head Teacher