Type of Artist:
I love doing school visits and can provide a range of different sessions for your school.
They include talks and readings as well as workshops
DetailsPreferred age range:
KS2 7-11 year olds.
Maximum number in any one session:
I have done talks for groups of over 250 but would ask that workshops be kept at 30 and under
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of three. Will work with school on best arrangement.
45-60 mins for talk depending on how long Q+As at the end go on for.
Workshops will last for 60 mins.
Smaller Q+A sessions/library readings can be accommodated (20-30 mins for small group).
All sessions or days must include time for signing.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Buckinghamshire so am happy to travel to London, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire, I also have family in South Wales so could do talks there and not need overnight accommodation.
Happy to travel to other parts of the country but will need overnight accommodation.
Car – 42ppm Happy to travel by train
Please email us for details
I have Public Liability Insurance
Matt Brown website
Compton Valance series:
The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe,
The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back,
Super F.A.R.T.s Versus the Master of Time,
The Revenge of the Fancypants Time Pirate
“Matt Brown engages brilliantly with pupils and students – he manages to be both funny and encouraging, drawing everyone in the room into his sessions. I have really enjoyed working with him and his book is going to be a hit with young people, with plenty of ‘gross’ elements to make it particularly appealing to boys!”
Jim Sells,National Literacy Trust,Premier League Reading Stars Programme Manager
“Matt’s events are energetic, very funny and loved by audiences. He really interacts with the kids, engaging them with an infectious sense of humour that has them asking great questions. Compton Valance is a wonderful invention and a perfect way to demonstrate that actions do have consequences! We hope he will be returning to future Edinburgh International Book Festivals.”
Janet Smyth,Edinburgh International Book Festival,Children & Education Programme Director
“I can't recommend a visit from Matt Brown enough. He was absolutely fantastic when he came into school to introduce his book 'Compton Valance'. Clearly a natural with children, he captured their interest straight away with his humorous and interactive delivery. Matt's energy was contagious and it was clear that all children -Year 3 to Year 6 (and teachers too) were transfixed during the whole assembly. The children loved the opportunity to meet a real life author and get their books signed.
It was clear from discussions afterwards how inspired the children were to read his book -including reluctant readers. Some children even talked about becoming authors themselves! Thanks again.”
L Tiddy, Year 3 teacher, Whitchurch Combined Primary School
“Matt Brown's Compton Valance event at Hay went down a storm with adults and children alike. In a hIgh-energy and fun-filled session he also shared some great creative writing tips for budding authors.”
Mary Byrne Hay Fever at The Hay Festival Programme Director
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Katie Butler, Year 6 teacher, Chalfont St Giles Junior School
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