Type of Artist:
AKA Fletcher Moss
Talks, workshops, readings and creative writing sessions: I love discussing the creative process including; getting started and working-up great ideas, structuring stories, building character, the challenges and joys of the writing process, getting published... please ask if you want a particular focus!
DetailsPreferred age range:
Key stage 3 and 4, though I’m happy to meet young writers and readers of any age!
No of sessions per day:
Up to 3 sessions per day.
60 minutes, usually works well; including a talk, brief reading, some sort of interactive activity, and questions and time for book signing.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Manchester, but I can travel anywhere, providing overnight expenses are met.
Car @ 45p per mile. For longer journeys, train; I can get some writing done.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Enhanced CRB from East Sussex 2013
Martin Griffin website
Lifers (coming April 2016) written as M. A. Griffin
The Poison Boy
“Martin spoke at our school to discuss his novel, The Poison Boy. He was so engaging and pupils were captivated by his revealing the writing process from first ideas, starting writing, editing and getting a book published.
This really motivated the children for the follow-up writing workshop with great results, along with our books - Poison Boy included - flying off the shelves. Would definitely book again!”
Paul, school librarian, Manchester
“The Poison Boy was shortlisted for the 2014 Secondary schools Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year. Martin delivered two fantastic sessions for young teens and engaged them throughout. His natural ease with the audience will inspire any budding writer.”
Alison, Discover Learning Manager, Calderdale.
“Martin delivered a brilliant and engaging session for the Kirklees and Calderdale Children Book Group at King Cross Library. Kids and adults alike hung on every word as he talked about his inspiration behind The Poison Boy. Thank you Martin!”
Ben, Children’s Librarian, Calderdale
M. A. Griffin Amazon site