Events

I love delivering fun-filled events that inspire reading, writing, and creativity. Over the last few years I have participated in the public and schools programmes of many literary festivals including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Hay Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, and Guernsey Literary Festival. I also have a PGCE and years of experience working with learners of all ages, from pupils in primary and secondary schools to adults in writing workshops.

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Currently I am only offering virtual, online events through Skype or Zoom, and I will update this page when the situation changes.

Most of my events are based around the theme of reimagining folk or fairy stories, and are particularly suitable for KS2 children (ages 7-11), but can be adapted for different ages or requirements.

Events can be for any group size from a small class to a large assembly. My fees are within Society of Authors guidance and are detailed below:

30 minute q & a event

Q & A events can be for any group size and work best when pupils have pre-prepared questions. A thirty minute event is £100.

60 minute PRESENTATION event

Presentation events can be for any group size and include a talk on a chosen topic, short reading, and Q&A. Example topics include:

  • Reimagining Baba Yaga and Slavic folklore in The House with Chicken Legs
  • The animals and folktales that inspired The Girl who Speaks Bear
  • The centuries-old Russian buildings, poetry and folklore that inspired The Castle of Tangled Magic

A sixty minute event is £200.

60 minute workshop event

Workshop events are suitable for groups of up to thirty pupils and include creative writing activities and Q&A. Example creative writing activities include:

  • Reimagining characters from folk or fairy stories
  • Reimagining folk or fairy stories by changing the setting
  • Writing the backstory of fairy tale villains
  • Writing your own myths

A sixty minute event is £200.

I am happy to arrange book sales and sign personalised bookplates for schools hosting events.

 If you would like to discuss or book an event please use the contact form to get in touch.

testimonials

‘Fantastic! The children were engaged from start to finish and loved the activities that Sophie planned‘ – Pleasant Street Primary School, Liverpool

Sophie’s visit has had a long lasting impact on our writing for pleasure’ – Dean School, Cumbria

The whole experience was hugely enjoyable and of great educational value to our children‘ – Hillview Primary School, Glasgow

‘Thank you Sophie! We are all so inspired and had a wonderful time!’ – North Shore Academy, Stockton-on-Tees