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 how The Middler came to be. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, short readings and an interactive section in which the whole group creates a story from a setting.
(The assembly style talk can be adapted for an adult or mixed adult/child audience for a non-school event.)
I offer three workshops:
Explore Your Viewpoint – suitable for Years 5&6
Show Your Characters – suitable for Years 5,6&7
Find Your Setting – suitable for Years 6&7
By the end of each workshop each student will have written a poem and experienced an insight into an aspect of creative writing. I can provide suggestions for follow-on work if desired.
- suitable for Years 5&6
This session covers my writing journey and how The Middler came to be. It includes props, pictures, music and readings.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Age 9-12 / School years 5,6&7 (depending on the type of session.)
Maximum number in any one session:
Talks - up to 150
Workshops & Skype sessions - 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 – 60 mins plus signing.
Workshops – 60 mins plus signing.
Skype session – 45 minutes.
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):
The Middler (Second book is coming in Spring 2020, third in spring 2021)
"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.