Type of Artist:
Author, Poet, Trainer
Though I do write poetry and do oral storytelling. I also do teacher CPD on writing and encouraging boys.
I do talks followed by Question and Answer and hour long writing workshops.
DetailsPreferred age range:
I enjoy working with KS2, 3 and 4. I do storytelling with KS1.
No of sessions per day:
I usually do four.
Up to 60 minutes for talk and Q&A.
50-60 minutes for writing workshops.
Plus time after for book signing
Areas prepared to travel to:
I travel anywhere in the UK.
I travel by car
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
I have £5 million Public Liability Insurance and I hold an up to date DBS check.
Alan Gibbons website
Alan Gibbons' diary website
The Beautiful Game
They Saw Too Much (March 2018),
Dream Team (Spring 2018)
Shadow of the Minotaur
An Act of Love
Caught in the Crossfire
For younger children:
Weirdibeasts Weird School Day
Weirdibeasts Weird Sports Day
From Mr Knapp (RE teacher):
He was engaging, extremely funny, and his passion for his subject material shone through. I would be likely to recommend his books to younger readers as a result of hearing him speak.
From Mrs Montague (Art teacher):
Entertaining, powerful speaker with strong moral and important life messages to give. The Year 9 that came in after said he was the best speaker who has visited the school.
From Mr Harman (Science teacher):
I was enthralled from the moment Alan began to speak. He immediately and naturally put everyone in the hall at their ease. Here was a world class author talking directly to me, at least that's how I felt.
He is a natural story teller and his exploration of the triggers that made him write his books had me laughing one moment and hiding tears the next. He was refreshingly normal, a bloke on the street, a mate down the pub, friendly and above all very fascinating.
Alan Gibbons' Amazon site