A few weeks back, I ran a songwriting workshop at Didcot Girls’ School which was a huge success. The school decided to hold a competition for the finished songs, and to my utter delight, the winner (not decided by me but by the school’s Patron of Writing, Elaine Baker) was Erin Brady, with a really … More Young student wins competition with song based on my book!
Yesterday I visited my lovely Patron of Reading school, Didcot Girls’ in Oxfordshire. Normally I do writing workshops and talks there, like everywhere else, but this time I was there to do something different. In June, my new book JELLY comes out, and for reasons that I’ll explain when I can announce it all properly, … More My First Creative Music Workshop!
I had a great day at my Patron of Reading school, Didcot Girls’, yesterday. I had workshops with Y8s, a talk to all of Y7, and a yummy cake party with Y9 – and lots and lots of books were bought and signed! Many thanks to DGS for the photos 🙂
Yesterday I did my last ever event at Burford School as their Patron of Reading, sob! I started there in June 2014 and have really enjoyed my visits over the past three years. Patron of Reading is a very special position to hold, and I’ve been so honoured to work with Burford; in particular the … More Goodbye to Burford School! *sniff*
It’s been a CRAAAAZY week! I started my events on Tuesday, when Cathy Brett and I did some Electrigirl workshops at Burford School (where I’m patron of reading) Then on Thursday, I spent World Book Day itself with the students of Rye St Antony in Oxford, who were fab and really enthusiastic. Huge thanks to … More World Book Day and Ox Comic Con – whoosh!
On Tuesday, I was on TV. Well, all right, I was on local TV. Which isn’t quite as grand as the BBC, but still it was my first time in front of the cameras, and although I knew roughly what to expect (I chaperoned a girl to BBC Breakfast back in 2007 – random fact), … More When I went on the telly
I went back to my favourite school today 🙂 (well, I have to say that because I’m their patron of reading, but actually, they ARE my favourites, so there!) and did a creative writing workshop on How To Write Reviews, for some handpicked Y7,8 and 9s. They were FAB. We looked at six completely different … More Writing reviews at Burford School
Earlier this week I discovered to my utter delight that LOOKING AT THE STARS has come second in the secondary school category of the Oxfordshire Book Award 2015! They don’t call it ‘second’ or ‘runner-up’, but ‘Highly Commended’ is my new title 🙂 I am SO very chuffed. Marcus Sedgwick won with SHE IS NOT … More Some nice things…
Oh, it’s all been mad busy. And I seem to have lost my brain down the back of the sofa somewhere… but anyhoo. On Thursday 5th March I had a LOVELY day at my Patron of Reading school, Burford. Hello, Burford! *waves madly* And hello Lynne the awesome librarian! I did a talk to the … More Belated World Book Day write-up!
I’ve just got in from a lovely evening of two events with Burford School, at which I am Patron of Reading. The first was a prize-giving thingy for their annual short story competition, which I judged last November. It was held in Burford public library, which is a beautiful little cosy nook of a place, … More Hurrah for young writers and speedy readers – er, is that right?