Type of Artist:
Talk, workshop, readings.
My main presentation is a visual and energetic talk about how I started to write and what inspires me, followed by a lively Q&A.
I also run creative writing workshops on Writing spooky stories for small groups or entire classes.
I can cover other topics in workshops if required – for example, ‘creating a sense of place’.
DetailsPreferred age range:
9-12 year olds
Years 5, 6 and 7
Maximum number in any one session:
Any size for talks
Up to 30 in workshop
No of sessions per day:
Max 4 in a day, plus a book-signing session
45-60 minutes for talk (including questions)
45-90 minutes for workshop – I can tailor this according to requirements
Time is needed for a book signing session and chatting.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in South West England but can travel anywhere if travel and overnight expenses are met.
South Devon, much of Cornwall and parts of Somerset are local for me.
Car for nearby venues @ 45p/mile
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Sandra Greaves' website
The Skull in the Wood
Published by Chicken House
‘The creative writing workshop Sandra led was fantastic and really fired the imaginations of the gifted and talented students, and challenged their notions of how to write. The props were incredibly inspiring and the students were able to create the beginnings of some very atmospheric ghost stories.’
Carrie Groves, King Edward VI Community College, Totnes
‘This was a fantastic event for our Year 7s. It was great to hear Sandra talk not only about The Skull in the Woods, but also about the writing process itself. The creative writing workshops that followed were highly engaging and our students were keen to work on their stories. Most important of all, it helped build their confidence; they learnt that, rather than arriving fully formed, ideas have to be developed through practice, experimentation and play.
Jon Eaton, Kingsbridge Community College
‘The children loved your visit and were so inspired. So was I. It was wonderful to see their creativity and hear their outpourings. They wrote so well in such a short time.’
Emma Cox, Exeter Cathedral School
Sandra Greaves Amazon site