Type of Artist:
Talks, readings, Q&A, and workshops for groups of up to 30.
I prefer interview/Q&A formats to solo presentations, but can do the latter if the school prefers.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Ideal age 11-13, but anything from 11-15 is fine.
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 for a workshop. For a talk, less than 150 is preferable, but larger numbers are possible if the space and sound equipment are suitable.
No of sessions per day:
Maximum 3, ideally no more than two
30-60 minutes for talk and reading, can adjust length depending on requirements.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Ideally areas reasonably accessible from west London (Isleworth) via public transport. Would generally prefer to avoid overnight stays, except in special circumstances
Public transport costs.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Fly by Night
A Face Like Glass
The Lie Tree
A Skinful of Shadows
(I am most likely to talk about the last book on the list.)
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the visit by Frances. The children really enjoyed their talk. A lovely debut for the library, as it was the first visit we have had in the actual library setting.”
Freddy Shannon, Librarian at Watlington Primary
"Frances was a huge hit at St Nicolas School. Not only were the children thoroughly entertained by her stories of writing, and reading from her own
book - they were really inspired to come up with their own stories and characters."
Mark Thornton, Owner of Mostly Books, Abingdon