Talks, readings and creative writing workshops
DetailsPreferred age range:
9 - 14 year olds
No of sessions per day:
I can do up to 3 sessions a day
40 – 60 mins for talk or workshop including Q&A session
Time for book signings afterwards
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere in UK.
Overnight accommodation will be necessary if venue more than 2 hours drive from Nottingham NG2
I prefer to drive where possible @ .45p per mile expenses
Please email us for details
Please indicate which author you are interested in
Current CRB held.
Kim Slater website
A Seven Letter Word (pub. March 16)
Kim is a very exciting and inspirational author, which is why we were so delighted to have her visit us to run a crime writing workshop for our year 7 students with varying academic abilities.
The workshop focussed on developing characters, plots and scenes.
Kim talked to them about her becoming an author and read from her book ‘Smart’. Kim used images, to stimulate and encourage her young audience to use their creative writing skills. We were absolutely delighted with the written work produced by the students as a result of Kim’s work.
It was evident from the students’ work that they really enjoyed Kim’s way of working. They read out their work and received immediate feedback from Kim. Armed with this feedback, the students edited their work. The edited work was then sent to Kim who has since posted it on her website.
In short, it was an excellent afternoon for the students, helping to improve both their writing skills and self-confidence. We would definitely recommend Kim, and are already making plans for her next visit.' Sept 2015; Elaine Stevens., LRC Manager, Bulwell Academy , Nottingham
‘We had a wonderful day at St Helens Central Library with author Kim Slater and four local high schools. It was great listening to Kim talking to the young people, with great enthusiasm and passion about her journey to becoming a published author and how the story of ‘Smart’ was born.
It was also really interesting to hear how the work of LS Lowry became quite an important part of ‘Smart’. Kim really got the young people thinking about art and how it can be interpreted differently depending on who’s looking at it.
A great interactive and knowledge workshop enjoyed by the young people, teachers and library staff.’
Karen Thornburn, Library Support Assistant, Library Support Unit, St Helens – Sept 15
Kim Slater Amazon site