Type of Artist:
Interactive, fun talks and readings.
Happy to do large assemblies or present to smaller class groups.
Fun, interactive talk about my author journey to inspire and enthuse students to consider their own creative potential. Alternatively, Creative Writing workshop (max 30 children) - a fun way to start children writing their own stories
Sessions can be tailored to any Year 3-7 group but please note, sessions for younger children may be a little shorter.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Years 3 to 7 but can work with younger or older children
No of sessions per day:
Flexible, depending on the school's needs, plus informal chatting, book signing etc.
Talks - usually 45 mins + approx. 15 mins Q&A, plus signing time.
Workshops take longer depending on what outcomes are required.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Happy to travel anywhere/stay overnight if expenses are met.
am based in Suffolk.
Car at £0.40 per mile or train.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
I hold PLI up to £10,000,000 through the Society of Authors I have a current DBS check
Ruth Fitzgerald website
Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco (Shortlisted for the ‘Laugh Out Loud Awards 2016’)
Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity
Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster
Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder
‘Ruth spoke about her stories, inspiration and about being an author to a group of about 90 Key Stage 2 pupils and had them spellbound. She is obviously very experienced with this age group and feedback from the School indicated that children had been inspired and very entertained.
She was interactive and used powerpoint and I would unreservedly recommend her, she was well prepared, professional and fun.’
Schools’ Festival Co-ordinator
‘Ruth visited our school last year and did a very entertaining session with our Year 4 children. Children and adults enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this author.’
“Thank you so much for coming into school to talk about writing. The sessions were great and both staff and children enjoyed them immensely.”
Ruth Fitzgerald Amazon site