Type of Artist:
My talks are a light-hearted mixture of anecdotes and advice about writing stories, finding ideas and what happens when a book gets published.
I also offer writing workshops to show children fresh approaches to creating stories and poems.
As an ex head teacher (and now Senior Lecturer in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University) I am very used to speaking to large (and small) groups of all ages.
I regularly visit schools up and down the country and can honestly say that meeting young readers is the part of the job that I love most of all!
DetailsPreferred age range:
6-18 yr olds
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of 3 a day
Max of 3 x 1 hour e.g 45-60 mins talk, 2x 1 hr workshops plus time for signing afterwards
Areas prepared to travel to:
Based in the South West, but will travel anywhere in the UK if travel and overnight expenses are met
Car @ 45p per mile + VAT Or Train
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Steve Voake's Bath Spa staff profile
The Dreamwalker's Child
The Starlight Conspiracy
The Daisy Dawson series
Hooey Higgins series
Maxwell Mutt and the Downtown Dogs
Maxwell Mutt and the Squirrel without a Story
Thank you, Steve for coming to talk to Year Nine students and run lots of creative writing workshops across the key stages. It’s great to have someone with your expertise in for a longer period of time than usual.In the students’ words, you inspired them.
Pam Benjamin, Librarian, Backwell School.
A final, huge thank-you f or all your work, encouragement and lovely company. We all appreciate it so much and the students have come back bouncy and enthused!
Helen Pike, Head of English, Solihull School.
Your enthusiasm was infectious and the number of staff - teaching and non-teaching - who popped into the library this evening to say thanks for a brilliant day was really rewarding.
Sian MacDonald, English Co-ordinator, St Stephens School, Bath
Thanks once again for an inspiring visit. Please come again!
Stephen Bull, Librarian, The Gryphon School, Dorset.
Steve Voake Amazon site