STOP PRESS: Are you thinking of booking me for an author visit?
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Arranging for an author to visit your school is a fantastic way to encourage pupils to delve into books, learn to enjoy reading for pleasure, and give them the confidence to pick up a pencil and start creating stories of their own.
However, these visits can be difficult and confusing to arrange… until now!
For this new school year – 2014/15 – I’ve created a simple way for you to book award-winning children’s author, Tommy Donbavand (me!), for a visit you will never forget!
I have prepared FOUR unique themed days for you to choose from:
- Tales of Terror (write scary stories certain to make you shake!)
- Comic Capers (create hilarious comic strips and graphic tales!)
- Doctor Who Day (devise time traveling adventures for the Doctor!)
- Pantomania! (pen silly pantomime scripts for your friends to act out!)
Just pick the theme you want and email Tommy at firstname.lastname@example.org to agree on a mutually convenient date (don’t delay – my calendar fills up fast!)
Then, on the big day, simply set aside your usual school timetable (just for the day, I promise!) and get everyone – pupils and staff alike – involved in the creative fun!
Tommy will work with as many pupils as possible during the day. The writing workshops work best with a maximum of two classes at a time (around 60 pupils). Bigger school? Fear not – grab a laptop, and we’ll Skype the session through to everyone else live!
You will also receive a special author pack of classroom activities to run on the day while your pupils wait their turn, plus details of how to follow-up on and make the most of Tommy’s workshops. You get to keep all this information – crammed with story starters, writing tips, ideas for characters, reading games and more – to use, year after year!