Type of Artist:
Author for Young Adults
Talk, workshop, signing, readings.
DetailsPreferred age range:
9 to 15, but strongest age range Years 5,6,7,8
Maximum number in any one session:
No maximum for talk, 30 (class size) for workshop.
No of sessions per day:
3 sessions - 1 in morning and 2 in afternoon
45-60 minutes for talk plus signing; creative writing workshop - up to one hour
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel/overnight expenses are met
Trains and taxis
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Holly Smale's website page
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It was an absolute pleasure to meet Holly last week - we really enjoyed her presentations and workshop. I thought I'd share some of the feedback from our students :
'It was an amazing time with her. She taught everyone how to express themselves in many ways' Hannah
'I really enjoyed the workshop and I found it really inspiring. Now I know how to structure stories, which I have been wanting to know for a while now. This will definitely come in handy when I'm older.
PS I love the Geek Girl series. They are definitely the best books I have read' Lila
'She accepts all opinions and is funny. She is very inspiring'
'It was really fun knowing your story. Thanks for coming'
'She is full of amazing and wise ideas that will help us develop our creative writing skills'
'The session with Holly Smale really helped because it showed me one of the best ways to plot a story. I found i really inspiring and spending time listening to her made me realise you can do anything if you put your mind to it.' Christine
'I really enjoyed the workshop with Holly. i felt that she clearly explained everything and showed how easy and interesting creative writing can be. She showed the structure and different points of a story, which is really beneficial. Also, I loved how she shared her personal experience and made the sessions relatable for girls.' Sara
Manor High School for Girls
“The visit with Holly Smale was worthwhile for our students who found it exciting and inspiring. We now have a waiting list for Holly’s books in the library and she is one of the most popular authors for our girls to be reading. We would definitely book Holly to visit again.”
“We very much enjoyed have Holly Smale to visit our school. She was lively and accessible to the students, and they very much identified with her autobiographical approach. Her books are wildly popular here at our girls’ comprehensive, and it was a thrill for the girls to meet her. We sold more books than ever before at an author event. I’d love to host Holly again – she was a delight!”
Holly Smale's Amazon site