Type of Artist:
Writer of Teen Fiction
I offer a creative writing workshop session or a talk with PowerPoint presentation, reading and signing.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Ideally KS3 Years 7-9 (ages 11-14). I’m happy to work with older students too.
No of sessions per day:
Ideally 3 or 4 – but I am happy to fit in with school timetabling.
All I require are reasonable breaks!
45-60 minutes for a talk, reading and signing session.
60-90 minutes for a workshop.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I’m based in Norwich, available all days of the week and willing to travel anywhere.
Car @ 40p per mile or train ticket
Please email us for details
Hayley Long website Hayley Long Facebook page
The Nearest Faraway Place
Lottie Biggs is Not Mad
What’s Up With Jody Barton?
Being a Girl
Lively, fun and inspirational, Hayley engages students from the start of a workshop right through to the end, with hilarious readings from her novels, character creation and plot ideas on the way. Students get a real kick out of these sessions - and so do I!
Kim Russell, English Teacher, Stalham High School, Norfolk
The prospect of giving a series of creative workshops to approximately 350 Year 10 pupils in one large area might have fazed any lesser author, and yet you managed to amuse, animate and inspire this mixed group in equal measure. Thank you so much for giving your time to our students and for giving them something fantastic to talk about for the next few years! A fantastic event from a superb and much-loved author.
Kirsty Price, Head of English, Whitchurch High School, Cardiff
Hayley ran three separate workshops while visiting Felixstowe Academy, giving the students tips on what it takes to be a successful writer and encouraging them to imagine the sights, sounds and smells of a scenario of their choice, then condensing all their thoughts about it into a haiku. Hayley emphasised to the group that if you want to do something badly enough, persistence is the key – never give up! The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and were inspired by Hayley’s personality and enthusiasm for her writing.
From The Felixstowe Academy Newsletter.
Pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 had a fantastic day with author Hayley Long on Friday 10th June. Hayley read to pupils and followed up with an ‘Ask the Author’ question and answer session. Hayley was very complimentary about our pupils, in particular the thoughtful questions that she was asked.
Ruth Clarke, Librarian, St.Edward’s College, Liverpool
Hayley Long Amazon site
The Nearest Faraway Place’ – winner of the 2017 Mal Peet Children’s Book Award (East Anglian Book Awards) and also longlisted for the CLIP Carnegie Medal