Type of Artist:
KS2-4 Author events
Writing Workshops (advanced & standard,)
Reluctant Readers Workshops
KS5/AS/A Level+ Author events,
Creative Business Talks and Workshops,
Advanced Writing Workshops
Curriculum Vitae Workshops
CPDs for cross department teachers
DetailsPreferred age range:
6-15 year olds for author events, writing workshops, reluctant reader workshops
15-18+ for advanced writing workshops, creative business workshops and motivational talks.
CPDs for teachers
No of sessions per day:
5 sessions (or a limit of 5 hours talk time/performance.)
Marcus likes to start the day off with an author event to all students attending his workshops throughout the day. This initial event scheduled for 45 to 90mins (depending on client.)
Writing and business workshops 45-120 minutes.
Reluctant Reading workshops 30 minutes.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Events with a plus 2 hour travel time for an 08:30 start will require overnight expenses.
Usually motorbike @ 40p per mile.
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
PLI held DBS being processed
Marcus Alexander's website
Keeper of the Realms series:
The Dark Army
Blood & Fire
‘Marcus Alexander’s engagement with the children was a joy to experience. He caught their attention with his martial arts and tales of his travels, and by the time we got to the pictures of him eating cockroaches, they were his!
His message that readers make good writers, that writers and writing can be cool and the practical experience of building up a story truly inspired our children, particularly the boys.
The [students] couldn’t get enough of the Keepers of the Realms book; we had to request more from the UK and other schools in the area, so fully did they capture the children’s imagination.
Children who had originally ordered the first book, later came back and ordered the second; what better advert can there be? These are books children which both boys and girls get involved in and actively enjoy.’
Librarian, The Sultan’s School, Dubai
Marcus Alexander's Amazon site
In addition to teaching public speaking classes to students or as a CPD to teachers I'm willing to join in any gymnastics, trampoline or parkour sessions that the school has on. (Please note I'm not insured or interested in teaching these classes but I'm always willing to jump in and throw some acrobatic mayhem about. Hopefully this is of interest in schools willing to prove to students that authors don't have to live up to the boring stereotype!)
If schools would like Marcus to do this, you can see the sort of thing he does here:
Marcus in action!