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I am currently taking bookings for workshops and author visits so please get in touch if you’d like me to come to your school, library, yurt, castle or island.

SCHOOLS – As I run oodles of school events I can’t list them all here – I’m so sorry if you aren’t listed!

It’s not because I don’t think you are brilliant – because I do! You are the best.

 

 

 

 At The Biggest Book Show on Earth 2017 with Martin Brown, Abi Elphinstone, Cathy Cassidy, Jim Smith, Steven Butler … oh yeah… and a THOUSAND brilliant young people!

 

                                                                              
                 Bath Children’s Literature Festival with the lovely Emma Carroll.  Eating vintage sweets. Nom nom.

  • October 2nd 2017 – The History Girls with Emma Carroll. Bath Children’s Literature Festival.

  • January – April 2018 – Story writing project. Awel-y-Mor Primary School. Lead Creative Schools – Arts Council Wales.

  • January – April 2018 – Script writing project. Penllergaer Primary School. Lead Creative Schools – Arts Council Wales.

  • January – April 2018 – Creative writing project. Holy Name School, Fishguard. Lead Creative Schools Arts Council Wales.

  • February 21st 2018 – Creative Writing workshop for children (ages 6-10). ‘Secrets of the Sea’. Dylan Thomas Centre.

  • February 27th 2018 – Notting Hill and Ealing High School Literature Festival.

  • March 24th 2018 – Literature Wales Young People’s Writing Squad. Dylan Thomas Centre.

  • April 11th 2018 – London Book Fair. Literature Wales. Seminar – Wales and the new magic realism in children’s publishing.

  • April 21st 2018 – Abergavenny Writing Festival.

  • May 9th 2018 – Welsh Books Council Tir na nOg Award ceremony. CILIP in Wales conference. National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.

  • May 12th 2018 – Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival.

  • May 24th – 3rd June 2018 – Hay Literature Festival. Writers at Work.

  • I got to meet Family Bookworms Wales at Hay Festival this year. What a gorgeous bunch they are! Here we are with lovely author & super friend Wendy White!
  • June 5th 2018  – Welsh Books Council. Presentations adjudicator. BookSlam Wales Reading Competition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 

  • June 6th 2018 – Patron of Reading event. Broseley Primary School.

  • June 12th 2018 – Pop Up Festival.

  • July 12th 2018 – YBB Book Awards.

  • July 16th 2018 – Summer Reading Challenge Launch Event – Wales. 

  • August 8th 2018 – Dylan Thomas Centre. Creative writing workshop for 6-10s.

  • September 4th 2018 – Patron of Reading event. Merthyr Tydfil.

  • September 8th 2018 – Cardiff Book Festival.

  • September 10th 2018 – Patron of Reading event. Merthyr Tydfil.

  • September 14th 2018 – Velvet Coalmine Festival.

  • September 18th 2018 – Seaglass and ghost stories. Kenilworth Books.

  • October 1st-6th 2018 – ‘Writing for Children’. Ty Newydd Writing Centre

  • November 21st 2018 – Stackpole Estate, National Trust – An evening of ghost stories.

  • March 21st – 24th 2019 – Tutoring at Ty Newydd Writing Centre Wales.

  • Other work as a writer and/or practitioner includes Literature Wales Young Writers’ Squads, Arts Council Wales Night Out Young Promoters.    

     

     Rosie with Elen

 

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I cannot recommend highly enough the impact having an author visit school has. Since Eloise Williams came in earlier in the week, I can’t stop children reading and the passion for writing has rocketed. Mr Davies Reads.

‘I really enjoyed today because it made me think about where I live and how to write a good story. I can’t wait to read your book!’ Harriet, 11.

 

‘I enjoyed the work because you made it exciting and fun.’ Jac, 10.

‘I think this workshop was funny and it taught me new things’ Leon, 11.

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‘I enjoyed writing because it’s my favourite thing to do and I loved the dancing. I felt almost excited to get to meet an author.’ Lara, 9.

‘Cannot recommend Eloise Williams highly enough. Thank you so much for being part of our evening! Can’t wait to chat with the kids about how they’re enjoying Gaslight.’ Jess Aubin, Literacy Coordinator, Dyffryn School. 

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‘I think it was good because you showed us how you planned your stories.’ Nia, 10.

‘I thought today was useful because it gave me ideas.’ Dylan 11.

I’m pretty thrilled that one of my stories came in as runner-up in the WELLS LITERATURE FESTIVAL’S CHILDREN’S NOVEL PRIZE for unpublished work in 2016.

I collected my prize from Camilla – the Duchess of Cornwall at the festival. Ooh… there’s posh. This is the best photo I have of the prize-giving. My face is hidden behind a piece of paper… which is pretty normal for me!