A woman stands shining a torch onto her feet to create a shadow. She is in front of a screen with a powerpoint presentation and a sign that reads BigWig.

One of the best things about being a children's writer is meeting young people at schools, festivals, bookshops and libraries! I love sharing my passion for writing, sea creatures and shadows, answering your questions and chatting about what you're reading right now. 

Teachers and librarians, if you'd like me to visit your school to do an assembly talk, interactive presentation, or creative writing sessions (or a combination!) just get in touch. I'm happy to do virtual and pre-recorded visits and you can also find me on the Live Literature directory here.

Some ideas of what I can offer during my author visit:

  • One or two short readings from "The Girl who Lost her Shadow"

  • A creative writing exercise or workshop using prompts

  • An interactive talk on my journey to becoming a writer, my interests and inspiration

  • Quiz about weird and wonderful sea creatures!

  • Maybe a little bit of Morse Code...

  • Discussion of the key themes of my writing - mental health and conservation

  • Talk on how the natural world inspires my writing

  • Q and A

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"We so enjoyed Emily’s visit to Stirling Libraries. Her online writing workshop was well organised and full of fun and fascinating facts about sea creatures and our natural environment, and Emily was so warm and welcoming to our young writers who were 100% and inspired and engaged throughout. We will be singing her praises and booking her again for more events in the future, can’t recommend highly enough!" - Jan Hay, Stirling Libraries

"I witnessed Emily delivering a primary school workshop at Wigtown Book Festival and I was in awe - Emily made such fun activities and held the children in rapture as they explored sea creatures and big themes! Emily filled all our minds with wonder. She has an exceptional natural gift with young people - something rare to find, and wonderful to behold. I can't wait to watch her work her magic again." - Nadine Aisha Jassat, poet, writer and creative practitioner

I have been lucky enough to lead many creative writing workshops, school assemblies and festival talks, both online and in person, and I've also judged short story competitions and fairy naming competitions! I love inspiring children and helping them realise the wildness and brilliance of their own imagination and how we can all be inspired by what is around us. Just get in touch!

Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange a school visit, event or workshop with me. I'd love to hear from you!

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