Talks and workshops
Over the years I have spent much time talking and teaching about the creative processes involved in my own work. I have come to enjoy the interaction with children and young adults more and more, and to believe that good writing lies at the base of many other important skills.
Given the range of my work, I can tailor my talks to the teachers’ needs. I usually spend a full day at a primary school, dividing the day into three one-hour sessions.
For Reception and Years 1&2, I talk about animals and read from my non-fiction animal picture books which have won many awards. I have a powerpoint presentation for every book. These are always popular talks and even the youngest children enjoy them.
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
5 - 12 year olds
No of sessions per day:
3 or 4 sessions in a day
60 minutes include time for Q&A
30 mins for Nursery
plus time for book signing
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel and overnight expenses are met.
Diesel car. 45p a mile
Please email us for details
Yes. Five million pounds.
Karen Wallace website
My strength is my range of books for different ages so I can talk to all the children in a Primary School with powerpoint presentations for most of my books.
These titles feature in my workshops
Karen Wallace enthralled and inspired our children with her accounts of becoming a writer with readings of her own work. She brought a wealth of experience and knowledge of writing that is invaluable for children like ours, many of whom would like to follow in her footsteps. The books she brought along to sell represented a wide range of styles and age groups, giving the children plenty of ways of broadening their experience of books.
Moor Park Prep School, Ludlow
Karen visited out school yesterday to help us launch our curriculum ‘Book Week’ to coincide with World Book day later this week. She arrived promptly and was very flexible, happy to go along with the groupings we had organised.
I can highly recommend Karen’s visits in Primary Schools. She is such an interesting and inspiring person to listen to and is able to pass on her wealth of knowledge to go on inspire young writers. Moreover her back catalogue of over 300 books includes something that will appeal to all. She was very professional and able to adapt to our needs. A fantastic visit and a very successful way for us to start our ‘Book Week’!
Ceri Williams, Literacy Coordinator, Hodnet Primary School
"Karen's visit was a complete success. We were keen to invite an author into school who had written for a wide range of ages and would thus inspire our pupils from Reception right up to Year 6. Karen's informative and engaging talks delivered on every level and inspired every member of the school to be a great writer."
Rebecca Carpenter, Literacy Co Ordinator, St, John’s Primary School, Tiverton. March 12 2013
Thank you for taking the time to visit Highgate Junior School and providing the children with the opportunity to garner so many literary and authorial insights. The day proved to be not only popular with the children but has also, without a doubt, stimulated a much greater interest in the complex symbiosis of processes, necessary to produce a quality work of fiction.
It has been a pleasure to see the children walking around the school carrying so many copies of your books and to witness the obvious enjoyment with which they devour them. This, I am sure, is due to them being able to associate a real-life author with an actual novel, and to have heard how the work sprang to life and was moulded into its final form. I look forward to repeating the experience with other year groups and will be in touch with you to arrange this. Once again, thank you for your time and the informative and inspirational approach you took in your talk.
Highgate Junior School
The International School of Stuttgart was pleased to host Mrs. Karen Wallace as our guest author for Book Week in March, 2012. During the three days Mrs. Wallace was with us, she presented her work to students in the Early Years through Middle Years grades. She prepared carefully and thoughtfully for our students, sending ahead all multimedia materials so that we could test the technology in advance. We found Mrs. Wallace to be an engaging, dynamic visitor who brought the magic of reading and writing books into our school. Because Mrs. Wallace has published so many books in so many different genres, she is an ideal guest. She connects with all age groups and adapts her presentations flawlessly. Mrs. Wallace was an all round good sport as we put her through her paces at two separate campuses. She autographed hundreds of books, interacted beautifully with the staff, and took the time to make each workshop a special one. I give Mrs. Wallace my highest recommendation and know that other schools would cherish a visit with her.
Karen Wallace Amazon website