Author visits are an integral part of promoting and inspiring reading for pleasure. The visits provide careers inspiration and opportunities for “social reading environments” and “informal book talk”, which form part of strand 3 of the ideas suggested by Cremin et. al., 2014.
Since 23rd March 2020, author visits have been reimagined and different opportunities have developed.
Thank you to these amazing authors for inspiring us on our reading adventure!
Matt Oldfield (click here)
Message to Year 6 students arriving in September from author Matt Oldfield
Fleur Hitchcock (click here)
Author, Fleur Hitchcock inspires us to read and take ourselves to places we cannot otherwise go.
Malcolm Duffy (click here)
Author, Malcolm Duffy, encourages us to read about challenging and sensitive subjects.
Mitch Johnson (click here)
Author, Mitch Johnson, encourages us to read to meet new people and experience new cultures.
Kim Slater (click here)
Author,Kim Slater, encourages us to read to experience what life is like for other people.
Jenny McLachlan (click here)
Author, Jenny McLachlan, explores the transition to secondary school through The Land of Roar.
Patience Agbabi (click here)
Author, Patience Agbabi, explores how reading helps us understand this world better and how the sound and shape of a poem are important.
Polly Ho-Yen (click here)
Author, Polly Ho-Yen, explains how reading provides solace, comfort and inspiration for our own writing.
Zana Fraillon (click here)
Author, Zana Fraillon, explores how reading is a safe space to change and helps us to question how we would go through a character's experience.
Susin Neilsen (click here)
Author, Susin Nielsen, inspires us to read to walk in someone else's shoes and also to see our own lives reflected back to us.
Anthony McGowan (click here)
Author, Anthony McGowan, explores how reading is an act of co-creation between the reader and the writer.