Talks, workshops, masterclasses
My sessions are high-energy and highly interactive.
I’m aiming to re-ignite the audience’s imagination and let loose their story ideas, however wacky or brilliant, while showing them how to structure them into something people will want to read.
It's a lot of fun, but the goal is to inspire students to see reading and writing in a whole new light and give them some basic tools to come up with wonderful and original stories themselves.
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
Mainly 8-13, but I also work with older students with particular interest in writing of any kind.
No of sessions per day:
Usually 2, but sometimes 3 if one of them is with a smaller group.
Usually about an hour, but flexible according to the school timetable, plus time for signing.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in London and will travel anywhere, provided expenses and, where necessary, accommodation are taken care of.
Train, or Car @ 45p per mile.
Please email us for details
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"We've had good author visits before, but Joe Craig just took author talks to a whole new level. It was absolutely electrifying." –
Librarian, Dame Alice Owen’s School
“Pure brilliance and great entertainment.”
Assistant Headteacher, Cardinal Newman School
“You really gave the kids a great sense of what it is like to be an author… I believe you showed the students, especially the boys, the power and pleasures of the written word. Thank you for inspiring my students to read and write with a purpose… It is difficult to express the impact your initial response and subsequent conversations have had on my class and our school as a whole. There is a “buzz” about the power of the written word. For this, I would like to thank you… Your honesty and willingness to engage with us has been one of the greatest successes of this year. I know you have inspired students here and that this experience is something we will all remember for years to come.”
8th Grade English Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School, Texas
“A fantastic afternoon… I think it will be a very memorable event for all our prep pupils. Even I came home raving about the stories you improvised on the spot… Thank you so much… for genuinely inspiring our pupils.”
Head of Prep, Parkgate House School
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