I really enjoy visiting schools and give a lively presentation, a mixture of discussion, reading and interactive writing games.

  • Experienced at visiting schools

  • Over 40 published books - Storybooks, Historical novels, Assembly books, Reluctant readers

  • Writing Tutor for many years

  • Assesses manuscripts

  • Member of the Society of Authors

  • Member of the Scattered Authors' Society

  • Member of the Federation of Children's Book Group

 

Presentations

For Reception and Year 1: (20mins max)

Interactive stories

For Yrs 2 - 6  (45 mins)

Talking about Books

When I started - my first book - how I get ideas and develop them

How to write a story which everyone will want to read…

Story ingredients and the importance of each

Let's invent a character

 

Wake up Your Imagination (1 hour)

Workshops in which the children do some writing (Yrs 5 & 6)

We explore several ways of getting story ideas - from one of my Story Sparks, from a picture, headline, etc. 

In groups work on an idea and develop a plot, characters and opening paragraph.

  

  • Maximum 5 sessions per day (2 x Rec/Y1 sessions count as one)

 

  • 2 classes maximum for each talk session, less for workshops

 

  • All confirmed bookings receive a complimentary storybook

 

Fee: £250 per full day or £150 per half day.

 

 Please contact me at: tudoroak@aol.com