Type of Artist:
Talks, workshops, readings, Q&A
DetailsPreferred age range:
8-11 (preferred) or 12-16. I will tailor my talks depending on the audience.
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 for a workshop, no maximum for a talk.
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of three.
Talks: 45-60 mins, plus time for book signing afterwards.
Workshops: 60-90 minutes, plus time for signing afterwards.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel/overnight expenses are met, but with a preference for Essex and London.
Car at 45p per mile, or train if visiting central London or busy city centres.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
The Other Alice
Unrest (for readers of 12+)
Winter Magic (short story in an anthology)
A Pinch of Magic (coming Feb 2019)
'On Thursday 7th March, to help us celebrate World Book Day we were lucky enough to be joined by author Michelle Harrison.
Michelle talked to the girls about her books, the inspiration for her characters, the whole process from writing to publication and the satisfaction and delight when her first book was accepted.
She encouraged the girls to read as much as possible and pointed out that writing did not just have to be fiction but could also be songs, poems, plays and screenplays to name just a few.
As well as talking to the girls from the lower school, Michelle led an excellent creative writing workshop for a group of L6 students. She showed the girls how it is possible to get the inspiration for a story from just one word. This resulted in some really good, creating writing.
At lunchtime, Michelle held a book signing session in the library which was very popular and well attended. It was a real pleasure to have Michelle with us on World Book Day. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day was had by all.'
Claire Friedli – Assistant Librarian, Headington School, Oxford.
‘Michelle held her audience spellbound as she shared the ideas that inspired her first book 'The 13 Treasures' and revealed some of the ways that she approaches and develops her writing. Her honest account of her own experiences before the publication of her first novel provided a fascinating glimpse into the world of publishing and offered real encouragement to young aspiring writers. After listening to her read a short extract from the opening of her book, many of us couldn't wait to read the rest of her story and we felt very privileged to have met her.’
Jane Hamilton – Head of KS3, Headington School, Oxford
'We have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Harrison at our school, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, on a number of occasions. The students enjoyed her workshops and teachers found her workshops very engaging with the students. In November last year, Michelle participated in Kid’s Lit Quiz, which is an international competition, as part of the ‘Authors’ team which was hosted by our school.'
Alexis Lock, LRC Manager, Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred