I've got all kinds of updating to do!
I've been on the SCBWI Writing Retreat and loved it. The visiting authors were Patrice Lawrence and Justin Davies, both inspirational and wonderful.
The W&A Festival was amazing and a huge TY if you're reading this and you're one of the people who came or are watching back. I do hope you enjoyed it and found it useful and worthwhile. I've had some amazing feedback and comments, so thank you ;)
I don't think I have properly mentioned Empathy Lab UK. I did a very quick post that said how thrilled I was that Call Me Lion was selected as one of the 2023 Read For Empathy titles, but there is so much more to share.
I am now officially and Empathy Champion. Look, I even have the badge to prove it!
The excellent two day training I received from Empathy Lab UK means that I can use my book to deliver empathy based talks and workshops in schools and libraries.
I already have my first all day booking in early May at Haberdashers Boys School and I'm very excited to be delivering workshops all around empathy. If you'd like me to do this at your school or library please contact me to make it happen.
I plan to create an entire page on my website all about this amazing initiative, but in the meantime, if you are a school/library reading this post and want to find out more about Reading For Empathy or Empathy Day which is on 8 June then please visit the Empathy Lab UK website where you can find out everything you need to know.
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