For those of you interested in entering a short-story competition (open to KS1 and KS2 children only) the deadline for entries has been extended.
To find out more click here: Tenacity Competition
I'm looking forward to reading the finalists.
I was thrilled when Thirteenth Wish was selected as one of the books for the club and invited to take part in a live reading and Q&A session on Saturday 24 April 1.30-2.30pm.
The fact that the club is part of SHU is particularly important to me as it is where I went to university. I lived in Sheffield for many years. I got married there and both my children were born there. Sheffield will always feel like another home to me.
The event is completely FREE and open for anyone to attend. If you would like to join in, all you need to do is click on this zoom link at the end of this blog entry and register your email address. Please note if you are under 16 you will need to attend with an adult and use an adult's email address to register. If you want to find out more about Book-Able Space Middle Grade Book Club there is a facebook page which you can access here: Facebook Page
Hope to see you there!
I'm delighted to have been asked to deliver a talk and take part in a Q&A as part of the online Inspire Conference held by Goldsmiths University of London. It is part of a two day event taking place on Thursday 15 & Friday 16 April.
My 'slot' is 9-9.30am on Friday 16 April where I will be talking about the practical side of school visits.
The conference is aimed at anyone working in education who is looking at ways to bring more creativity and inspiration into their lessons and/or for their own wellbeing. It covers talks, workshops and ideas from all kinds of creators, such as poets, teachers, lecturers, novelists and journalists.
If you would like to take part in the completely FREE festival, or want to find out more please visit the website by clicking on the link below:
Please also remember that the eBook that I contributed to which led to the creation of this festival is also available to download for FREE. More details on how to do this are on the Inspire Conference website (link above).
Delighted to have been asked to be a guest judge for Tenacity's Creative Writing Competition. You can find out about the competition by clicking on this link: Tenacity's Competition
Tenacity is a group of 23 sixth formers who have set up an independent company to supply downloadable education packs for primary schools in several areas of the curriculum. As part of their work they are running a short story writing competition with two categories: Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Entrants are asked to write a story of up to five hundred words around the theme of cheering up Terry the Tiger, the mascot of Tenacity.
It's going to be brilliant to read the entries. I do love a good competition.
Good luck if you're taking part!
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