We are passionate about enabling children to experience the magic of books and meeting their favourite writers or discovering new ones. We want to make it as easy as possible to bring children, books and authors together in schools, libraries and at Festivals in the UK and internationally.
What better way to encourage reading for pleasure in your school or library, than by having a top-quality speaker enthuse and motivate your students about the joy of reading? From nursery, through primary and secondary to adults, we will have a range of speakers to meet your needs.
Authors Aloud UK will streamline the whole process of booking a guest for your event by handling all the set up arrangements as well as providing you with detailed background information on your guest and guidelines on running a successful event. Our fee is included in the invoice sent to you after the visit to limit unnecessary paperwork.
Meeting an author, illustrator, poet or storyteller in real life or virtually and hearing them convey their passion for their work can fundamentally alter a child or young person’s relationship to books and ignite a life-long love of reading. An author visit can contribute to the recommendations in the ‘Moving English Forward’ OfSTED report. This encourages schools to develop policies to promote reading for enjoyment.
“Everything was very well organised by Authors Aloud UK. Your service was excellent from your suggestions through to the contact with the authors and storytellers. I would certainly recommend you to other schools and colleagues for future events. Thank you for all your help.”
Kensington Primary School
Just wanted to drop you a THANK YOU email, yesterday went really well and it was a great success, not least because your 3 authors were FAB! Thank you so much for your help and support.
Heather Avenue Infant School, Norwich
Thanks again for all your help!! You’ve made my first world book day as smooth as could possibly be.
Stalham High School
Thanks so much for your organisation, it all went so smoothly. What a great day!
Ted Dewan, Author & Illustrator
I’m very pleased with your service, I have to say it’s exemplary.
Sam Angus, Author
You are always so efficient and I don’t have to worry about anything, just have to do what you tell me to.
Andy Seed, Author & Poet
I have no hesitation in recommending Authors Aloud both to schools who are looking for an inspirational visitor and to authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators who can offer that inspiration. Their extensive experience, professionalism and attention to detail makes the process work successfully for both parties.
Garry Parsons, Illustrator
I just wanted to thank you for organising my three events during World Book Week recently. Your organisation was brilliant as always and the schools were both delightful and the Windsor Library service folk were brilliant too.
Holly Smale, Author
A huge thank you to the team at AAUK – it’s a pleasure and a joy working with you. I am enormously impressed by your efficiency, professionalism and warmth, and I can’t wait to keep working with you through 2019.