Type of Artist:
Schools: Assembly style talk, workshops, Skype sessions.
Non-school events: Festival talks, interviews, panel events, readings & book signings.
Assembly style talk
Suitable for Years 5,6&7. This event covers my writing journey and the inspiration for my books. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, short readings and Q&A. An interactive group story-writing exercise can be included for smaller groups.
This assembly style talk can be adapted for an adult or mixed adult/child audience for a non-school event.
Virtual talk (Skype/Zoom etc)
Suitable for Years 5,6&7. This session covers the inspiration for my books and my writing process. It includes a Q&A.
Suitable for Years 5,6&7. I offer workshops focusing on different aspects of creative writing such as character, setting and point of view. I can provide suggestions for follow-on work if desired.
Virtual workshop (Skype/Zoom etc)
Virtual workshops by arrangement – please contact Authors Aloud to discuss.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Age 9-12 / School years 5,6 & 7
Maximum number in any one session:
Talks - up to 600 (Microphone preferred for groups over 150)
Workshops - up to 35
No of sessions per day:
Maximum 3 – two in the morning and one in the afternoon, plus book signing.
Assembly Style Talk – 55 mins (includes Q&A) plus signing.
Virtual Talk – 30 or 45 minutes (includes Q&A)
Workshop – 55 mins plus signing.
Virtual Workshop – by arrangement
Areas prepared to travel to:
Within 2 hours travelling distance of Winchester, or further if overnight expenses are met.
Public transport or car depending on the location. Petrol charged at 45 pence per mile.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
TrooFriend (published April 2020)
The Middler (published April 2019)
"I would highly recommend Kirsty to any school looking to inspire their children to love reading and writing."
Mrs C – School Library Manager
"Kirsty’s Skype session was really interesting, well paced and varied. She used props and readings – and even music! – to entertain and engage the Y5 class."
Mrs P – Teacher
"Kirsty kept a hall full of Year Sevens enthralled and engaged as she read from her book, The Middler, and discussed the inspirations behind it."
Mrs B – School Librarian
I would like a member of staff to be present throughout the events and to help organise book signings. I politely ask not to be filmed or recorded during my events– but please feel free to take photographs.
Nosy Crow have produced teaching resource packs for The Middler and TrooFriend: