Talk with Powerpoint slideshow; including inspiration and writing process. Readings.
I am happy to adapt my presentation/workshops to accommodate an individual school. I offer:
An hour-long talk including PowerPoint slideshow, my experience of growing up on a Leprosy treatment island in Hong Kong, inspiration, the writing process, Q&A, readings and book signing.
Workshops either for small or whole-class groups, focusing on stimulating students to produce their own ideas for stories and characters, aiming to leave them with an ongoing project.
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
Secondary school, 11 – 18
Adults – writers’ groups or book groups.
No of sessions per day:
Up to 4 but can fit round school timetables.
45 minutes for talk;
1 – 2 hours for workshop, plus signing time afterwards.
(Flexibility possible to fit round school timetables)
Areas prepared to travel to:
Based in London but can go anywhere in the UK if travel expenses and overnight accommodation expenses are met.
Car @ 40 p per mile; train
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Please indicate which author you are interested in
Jeannie Waudby website
One Of Us, Chicken House, Feb 2015 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the 2016 Sussex Coast Schools' Amazing Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Bolton Children's Fiction Award and the Lancashire Book of the Year 2016
One of Us is now available as a playscript
Jeannie Waudby visited several Year 7 and 8 groups at The Charter School to share with them her brilliant novel ONE OF US. She was magnificent! Her discussion topics ranged from leprosy and social stigma, to different ways to plot and construct a novel.
Her use of images made her talk accessible to all levels. She engaged the students in exercises such as writing the first line of their own story, which resulted in some really creative work. The students’ response to Jeannie was wholly positive; they were clearly inspired by her work, as well as her warmth and encouragement to them. And we at Charter love ONE OF US!
Emily Seed, Librarian, The Charter School
Jeannie’s natural and unaffected style went down very well with the year 9 children we invited to the workshop. The stories from her upbringing were fascinating, and she checked comprehension of any challenging or unusual words, to ensure the children understood. After reading from One of Us, there was discussion of first lines that hook the reader, with the children inventing their own compelling start to a story. The feedback from the children was great – they really enjoyed the session, and it was lovely to work with such a lovely, professional writer.
Susie Derby, Librarian, Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
Jeannie Waudby's One Of Us is an exciting novel which transports the reader to a world of thrilling events and emotional experiences.
When Jeannie visited Bishop Ramsey School in Ruislip, our youngsters had the privilege to share Jeannie's journey in putting the story together, to hear about the various processes and research involved and to ask questions a website or a book review would not answer to. Our year 7 and 8 students were so pleased and we cannot wait for Jeannie's next book and the next visit...
Inga Niiranen, Head of English, Bishop Ramsey CE School
Jeannie Waudby Amazon site
'One Of Us' is being adapted by OUP Oxford Playscripts. The playwright is Mike Kenny, with Teaching and Learning activities by Paul Bunyan and Ruth Moore.