March: 05/03/2014 – Cambridge Road CP & N School, Cheshire
To all those visiting my site, have a great winter holiday and brilliant new year. Hopefully I’ll be seeing many of you during my school visits in 2014! Note to teachers – Please be aware I’m now completely booked up for the week beginning 3rd March 2014. However, available days are still available either side […]
I’ve got got back from a fun day at St. Joseph’s school in Highgate, Islington! We had an assembly and four workshops with years 3 and 4. Some fantastic stories were put together with characters such as Cut-Throat James the gremlin and Dr Insano, a mad professor who was building a creature from human body-parts. […]
I’ve just got back from an author visit to Cudham C of E Primary School in Bromley. It was my first visit of the new academic year and it was great fun! Years 3 and 4 wrote bizarre fairytales involving Ardy the one-eyed giant who lived in a treehouse and worked in the local shop. […]
The very talented Abigail Larson has finished her portrait of a HELOT!
Here’s nice article in the Guardian on a few creative writing techniques. For those teachers interesting in new creative writing teaching methods it might be worth having a look: http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/feb/01/teaching-creative-writing-ideas-activities-primary-literacy?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
At the moment the BBC is running a short story competition for kids 13 and under. Enter and you could win Chris Evans’ height in books plus 500 books for your school library! Information can be found on the Radio 2 website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/500words/2013/ If you’re a young writer I’d really recommend submitting your story! The […]
At the moment I still have a few days free to visit schools in February and March. For February, the 12th, 13th and 14th are still free; and for March 19th, 20th, 21st, 28th and 29th. If you are a teacher looking to book a visit and would like one of those days just email […]
I enjoy video games and would like at some point to be involved in writing one. Here’s Rihanna Pratchett (Terry Pratchett’s daughter!) giving a talk on her work in writing for video games. It’s extremely well presented and worth watching!
Today, I gave a short talk on “creative writing strategies” to the staff and volunteers at Springboard, a charity that focuses on improving literacy in schools in London and Manchester. They’re a fantastic organisation that places trained tutors in both primary and secondary schools to work with students who need extra help to improve their […]
On Sunday 10th February I’m going to be at the National Space Centre in Leicester doing talks, workshops and book signings for their Space Fiction event. It looks like it’s going to be a great week with lots of interesting authors! A schedule for the event can be found here.
On the 8th December I’m running a creative writing workshop in conjunction with the Sue Ryder Charity. If you live close to Finchley, Ballard Lane, and would like to take part, please contact Daniel Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be signing books on the day too! Alex.