School Visits

TOWNSENDI enjoy visiting schools offering talks about my books and about books in general. I also offer workshops in creative writing. I can tailor my talks to any age group from upper primary to sixth form, but I prefer to work with Years 7 to 9.

TALKS
I tailor my talks to the needs of individual schools, and can speak to individual classes or entire year groups, as preferred. In these illustrated PowerPoint talks I explain how I became a writer and talk about the books I’ve written, about the inspiration behind them and how I researched and wrote them. I can also offer a talk about the publishing process and the journey of a non-fiction book from idea to printed pages. I can focus on particular topics, as required.

WORKSHOPS
With my workshops I prefer to deal with individual classes. I can offer workshops in all aspects of creative writing, including:

  • plotting
  • developing characters
  • writing dialogue
  • creating atmosphere
  • how to write an adventure/science fiction/scary story

If you’d like to arrange a visit, contact me through the ‘Get in Touch’ page on this website. I charge a very reasonable fee, plus travel expenses. My preferred geographical range is London and counties immediately north of there.

Welland Park Primary
Giving a talk at Welldon Park Primary School in 2015.
MARLBOROUGH VISIT 2
Signing books at Marlborough School in Woodstock, 2013.
CARSHALTON1
Speaking at Carshalton Boys Sports College in 2015.