Type of Artist:
I give a 45-60 minute talk about writing, creativity, my books and what inspired me to become an author.
The session includes a short reading and a Q&A.
DetailsPreferred age range:
KS2 and Year 7s (8-12 year olds)
Maximum number in any one session:
My talks are suitable for small groups to whole Year groups
No of sessions per day:
3 sessions in a day
45-55 minutes for a talk, reading and Q&A session, plus time for signing afterwards
Areas prepared to travel to:
I am based in London but will travel anywhere if expenses are met.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Matt Ralphs' website page
Fire Witch (Macmillan) (new title)
Fire Girl (Macmillan)
From Jake Hope, Reading development and children’s book consultant, Lancashire:
The school events today were brilliant. Matt is just an absolute *star*. He had a brilliant rapport with the young people, very natural, excellent at listening and inspiring and empowering too. I described him as a star and I genuinely think he has star qualities both with his writing and with the events! It's brilliant to think we've been able to introduce such a strong new writer to so many children and we would love the chance to work with Matt again in the future!
From Antonia at Gosford Hill School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire:
Thank you so much for arranging Matt’s brilliant presentation. ‘The boy done good’ as the saying goes. I think the students were struck at how the inspiration for Fire Girl came to Matt. I especially liked the reference to daydreaming – and when we found our Fire Girl lookalike just happens to attend Stagecoach Drama School, well … just get him to contact us if there is ever a film in the offing!
From Laura at Henry Box School, Witney, Oxfordshire:
The students really enjoyed their time with Matt and I thought he was really great with them. It was lovely to see them so engaged in their writing. Please pass my thanks onto Matt!
Matt Ralphs' Amazon site