Type of Artist:
Creative writing workshops for KS3. Talks.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Years 6, 7, 8, & 9
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of 3 – ideally 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, but always willing to be flexible and consider other options. Do just ask.
Talk: 60 mins: I speak for 35-40 mins, then I suggest a Q&A of up to 10 mins and time for signings after that to make up the hour.
Short Talk: I have a shorter version of the Talk above (20 mins), which works well in an Assembly slot, and which can also work well prior to a Workshop as an introduction to me and my work.
Workshop: 60 mins
Areas prepared to travel to:
I am happy to travel within Greater London and beyond Greater London where travel is possible back to London within one day.
I am happy to consider travelling where an overnight stay is required.
Train – as per ticket price
Car – 45p per miles (as per approved mileage rates given by HMRC)
Please email us for details
Please indicate which author you are interested in
PLI – yes up to £10 million CRB – I am CRB checked
Faye Bird website
My Secret Lies with You (publ. June 2019)
My Second Life
Faye Bird came to Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls in Ealing in September. She gave an assembly for a whole year group (Year 9) and delivered a workshop for a small group of Year 9 students after that on her recently published novel "My Second Life". The assembly was inspiring; as Faye read from her novel the students were spellbound by the passage and by the fact they were hearing the author herself read it.
The well-considered workshop was fabulous; the students were bursting with ideas and motivation to write, which continued after the workshop ended. Overall it was an excellent and memorable experience for our students. I would thoroughly recommend it to any secondary school."
Ms K Johnson (Deputy Head)
Our s2 pupils were genuinely inspired by Faye Bird’s visit to our school in August 2014. Faye read an extract from her novel My Second Life, which my class clearly found extremely intriguing and compelling, as the majority went on to read the book and are still discussing it several months later! Her presentation provided a fascinating and honest insight into the world of writing and publishing, and her delivery was warm and engaging. Her enthusiasm was infectious, meaning our pupils left eager start writing. Faye also kindly allowed some of them to interview her for the publication Teen Titles, and they found her to be approachable, entertaining and very interesting to talk to.
Kirsty McGrory (Teacher of English)
We were delighted that Faye Bird was able to come to the Strathearn Community Campus to speak to our S3 pupils as part of the Scottish Book Festival, 2014. It is always inspiring for pupils to hear from live authors. It helps to generate an enthusiasm for reading and writing and it helps to support our cultural strategy by giving young people a creative learning experience. Faye engaged well with her audience and the content of her debut novel My Second Life fitted in well with their study of reincarnation the previous term. Faye is highly personable and it was a pleasure for us all to meet her.
Janice Bourelle (Library Supervisor, Strathearn Community Library, Crieff)
Some student comments from Strathearn Community Campus:
“It was interesting...” “It was really good...”
“It sounded like a very good book with a very good storyline…”
“Thought she was a very good speaker. Made writing a book sound very fun and it kept me interested and inspired. Would love to have another author visit.”
Faye Bird Amazon site