Friday, 4 October 2013
Book Week and 'Off The Shelf' - Come to my Talk!
Yes, it's October Book Week coming up and I have a very full schedule of events (my goodness, I just noticed what a baggy bottom I have in this photo):
On Sunday afternoon, I'll be hopping on a train to Wales for 3 days of storytellings, workshops and talks in Denbighshire and Wrexham. I am part of an amazing line-up of authors and illustrators who will be taking the place by storm. In the 3 days, I will see children from no less than 14 schools!
Then on Thursday and Friday I am in Leeds, working for their fantastic School Library Service, who will be touring me round the region visiting 4 schools, for lots more high-energy storytelling and drawing at a flipchart.
It's hard work, but I love it and, to be honest, I thrive on the high-pace nature of these events. I actually hate it when I have nice long rest periods in the middle of the day: the adrenalin keeps me buzzing, so I don't really want the opportunity to wind-down. Once it's over and I'm home, I invariably fall asleep - how embarrassing it would be to drop off in a school staff room at lunchtime!
Then next Saturday (October 12th), I am doing a lecture for the Off The Shelf festival about how I create my books and this one is open to the public, so that's you!
It's from 2pm to 4pm at Highfield Library in Sheffield and it's FREE. It's aimed at adults, but would also be suitable for children over 7 or 8 - as long as they are mature enough to be able to sit and listen for all that time, I am happy to have them along. The lecture itself lasts around an hour, but I'll also be doing demo drawing at the flipchart, showing you my sketchbooks, signing books and of course answering all your questions. Although it's free, you need to book a place by calling: 0114 203 7204.
Hope to see you there x