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The Biggest Book Show On Earth 2019 at The Hafren, Newtown – Welsh Books Council / Tall & Short Photography.

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.

An awesome group of very dedicated young writers.

SCHOOLS – I used to be an English and Drama teacher so I’m used to being in schools.

I play games and pull lots of strange faces when I’m in schools!

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

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

Here’s a lovely calming photo of my doggy in case you are feeling angry. 

Good boy Watson Jones! Where’s your ball?

My fee is £300 for a full day visit, plus travel and accommodation where applicable.

If you are in Wales then the lovely Literature Wales may be able to cover half the cost. Click HERE for details.

    • January – April. The Victorians! Lead Creative Schools Project. Arts Council Wales.

    • February 11-15th 2019 – Tutoring at Ty Newydd Writing Centre Wales.

    • February 27th 2019 – Dylan Thomas Centre. Creative Writing for ages 6-10

    • March 5th 2019 – Brilliant Book Festival. Insole Court, Cardiff

      I always get young people involved!

    • March 6th 2019 – Patron of Reading, World Book Day Event! Jubilee Park School, Cwmbran 

    • March 7th 2019 – The Biggest Bookshow on Earth. Newtown

      Getting creative with conversations!

    • March 13th 2019 –  Patron of Reading Event, Bishop Hedley High School. Merthyr Tydfil

    • March 18th – 24th. Tutoring at Ty Newydd Writing Centre Wales

    • April 7th – Seaglass. Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

      Acting up! Finding words through drama activities.

    • May 16th – Tir na nOg Award Ceremony.

    • May 18th – Pontypridd Children’s Literature Festival 

    • May 21st – 22nd. Tutoring at Ty Newydd Writing Centre Wales

My most serious thinking face. Only used on very special occasions.

  • May 23rd to June 2nd – Hay Writers at Work. Hay Literature Festival

    • June 6th 200 Stories launch. Blackwood.

    • June 10th – North East Book Awards, Newcastle upon Tyne.

      Using improvisation to create stories.

    •  June 19th – Ty Newydd. Guest speaker.

    • June 22nd – Penarth Literature Festival

    •  June 27th – ‘Saving Treasures; telling Stories’ -National Museum Wales, Tenby Museum, Schools Outreach Project. 

    • July 3rd – Patron of Reading event. Jubilee Park School, Cwmbran

      Time to get down to some serious writing.

    • July 10th – Patron of Reading Event. Library Launch! Bishop Hedley High School. Merthyr Tydfil.

    • August 7th – Dylan Thomas Centre. Creative writing workshop.

    • August 18th – Edinburgh International Book Festival.   

      Authors Lucy Owen, P.G.Bell, Claire Fayers, Eloise Williams and Max Low



      The Biggest Book Show On Earth 2019 at Theatre Hafren, Newtown. Tall and Short Photography & Welsh Books Council. 


      Some outstanding performances happening here. Not from me I hasten to add. Yet again young people saved the day!

      Memories light the corners of my mind… (I love Barbara Streisand!)

    • 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.

    • Creating characters.

       

    • 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 don’t like to pull silly faces alone.

  • June 5th 2018  – BookSlam Wales. Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 

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

    A walk in search of local mythology. Using landscape, nature and art to bring stories to life.

    July 12th 2018 – YBB Book Awards.

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

  • July 29th 2018 – Golden Egg. Wales & South West Launch. Urdd Centre, Cardiff. 

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

I combine lots of techniques to get the best results!

  • 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.

  • Some intense questions at the signing table.

     

    September 20th 2018 – Patron of Reading event. Newport.

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

  • October 27th 2018 – Seaglass book signing. Victoria Books. Haverfordwest.

  • October 28th 2018 – Seaglass book signing. Tenby Bookshop.

    Creating a story in interesting ways!

  • November 1st 2018 – Seaglass and The Clockwork Crow. Eloise Williams and Catherine Fisher chaired by Zoe James-Williams. Waterstones Swansea. 6.30 pm.

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

  • December 15th 2018 – Bookish, Crickhowell.
  • A full house for an event at Kenilworth Books.

     

    ‘As for when you visited, I cannot put into words how much the children gained from the day. I’ve seen many creative writing workshops during my career, but I have to say I have not seen one that has inspired the children quite as much as yours. After your visit, we spent some time writing our own stories. Almost everyone in the class used a technique that you shared with them to help write their stories. Still now, weeks after your visit, the children talk about and use your advice every week.’ Mr Davies – Year 6 teacher. mrdaviesreads.co.uk

‘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 LOVE the homemade Lego costume!

 ‘You helped us harness our imaginations and embrace our inner writing skills massively. We loved spending time with you.’ Keeley. Year 6

Making too much noise in the library!

 

‘You made the day fun and exciting. It will be a memory to Year 6 forever!’ Emily, Year 6.

 
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Yes, I often include dancing in my workshops. Don’t worry. It’s freestyle all the way.

‘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.

Cutting and sticking are very important parts of information gathering.

‘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. 

 

I think it must be my turn to ask a question. Hands up!

 

‘The day was memorable because it was fun, awesome and we were learning at the same time. We will remember you in Class Six for generations.’ Tegan, Class Six.  

I work with young people of all ages. This is a lovely high school group. I also work with old people sometimes. Some of them are even older than I am.