BOOK A FREE ONLINE AUTHOR VISIT FOR YOUR SCHOOL
To ensure children don’t miss out on valuable enrichment activities, I am pleased to be offering my popular school author visits online for FREE*.
Online author visits will be conducted using Zoom and will be approx. 30 minutes long.
*Sessions are FREE with a minimum order of 15 books from parents/school.
Get in touch for more info, or secure your date now and book online.
WHY BOOK AN AUTHOR VISIT?
Meeting a ‘real life’ author, can spark an interest in books and reading, and boost the confidence of even the most reluctant readers and writers.
According to a report from the Literacy Trust, pupils who’d recently had a visit from an author were:
· Twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age (31% vs 17%)
· More likely to enjoy reading (68% vs 47%) and writing (44% vs 32%)
· More likely to be highly confident in their reading (37% vs 25%) and writing (22% vs 17%)
ABOUT MY VISITS
School, Library and Bookshop Events
My live events feature readings of my books, along with fun interactive activities.
Personally, I love doing author visits, where I get to combine my own passion for writing, with a knack for inspiring children to get excited about literacy.
I am currently running online visits, which are conducted via Zoom and can be booked NOW via my online booking system.
Online visits are FREE with the minimum order of 15 books from parents or school. Terms and conditions apply.
Children will get a special storytelling of either The Witch's Cat, Pirate Mouse, or Fish Don't Sneeze (from December 2020), before getting to interact with me and ask questions in a live Q&A.
Bookings include a FREE resource pack, delivered after the session, as well as a FREE signed copy of the book for the school library.
Face to Face Visits
I do also offer socially distanced interactive storytelling sessions, assembly talks, and creative writing workshops, for children from EYFS to KS2.
Get in touch today to check availability or book.
"Kirstie visited our Nursery and Reception children to share her wonderful story. The children were drawn in by the beautifully illustrated book and were excited to hear all about the Witches Cat. Kirstie quickly established a warm relationship with the children, who thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Thank you for visiting us, we hope to see you again soon!"
Mrs Villa, Newton Leys School
'Kirstie came to visit our school and she shared with the children, her exciting new book. The children gained an understanding of the process of being an author and they even got to experience coming up with part of a story of a magical spell to become a T-Rex. The children thoroughly enjoyed Kirstie's visit and it has inspired many children to follow their ambitions of being authors or illustrators. Thank you again Kirstie for such an excellent experience and we look forward to hearing your next magical book.'
Miss Turner, Whitehouse Primary
"Kirstie visited us at Brooksward School to share her new book 'The Witches Cat and cooking catastrophe' with our Foundation children. The children were captivated and engaged by Kirstie's storytelling from the moment she started reading.The children all said how much they loved the story and they enjoyed joining in with the spells. Kirstie motivated the children to actually want to become authors themselves, so much so that some children have written their own mini stories since her visit. Thank you very much Kirstie for visiting us! I am sure you will be back again soon."
Miss Smith, Brooksward School
HOW DO WE ORDER BOOKS?
Giving children the chance to buy their own copy of the book encourages them to read and enjoy the story again later.
There are two ways this can work, depending on your preference:
Make books available to parents via your Parent Pay system. Then I will invoice the school for the final number of books supplied. I will then supply the books to the school on or ahead of the visit.
Parents can order copies directly from my online store. I will then supply the books to the school on or ahead of the visit.
For in person visits, in addition to either one of the above, I can be available for an after-school book signing sessions. Children can bring along their pre-ordered copies to be signed and I will also have extra copies available to buy.
WHAT AGE CHILDREN DO I WORK WITH?
I can deliver sessions to children from pre-school age to throughout primary school. I have lots of experience of delivering sessions to every primary age group.
Sessions for younger children will focus more on the joy of reading and writing, and the fun of using their imaginations to create stories.
Sessions for older children will also focus on structure, and processes for creating picture books, as well as the career of being an author.
Ready to book your visit or want to know more? Don't hesitate to get in touch.