Authors Abroad

From Authors Abroad

Resource type: Author events

Price band: £

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, EYFS

Region(s): All of UK

Authors Abroad provides a service helping schools across the UK and abroad arrange in-school author visits.

Authors Abroad works closely with schools to help them find the author event that will best suit their needs, whether that’s a whole-school event for World Book Day, or a writing workshop for a small group. With 200 authors, illustrators, storytellers and poets on their books, Authors Abroad can put forward options that are tailored to a school’s budget, the age and size of the audience, or a particular subject or theme.

Cost: Costs will vary depending on the author and the type of event.

About Authors Abroad: Authors Abroad has been organising school author visits, festivals and theatre shows with some of the UK’s most respected children’s authors, poets, illustrators and storytellers for over 12 years. Their mission is to provide inspirational author visits to support and enhance the quality of education in schools across the UK and abroad.

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  • Authors Abroad can provide author events for all ages, from EYFS to KS5 and can also provide speakers for adults events such as teacher training and INSET days.
  • Teachers can research the authors and poets using the comprehensive details on the Authors Abroad website, or contact the team for a list of suggestions tailored to their requirements.
  • Schools can sign up for unlimited access to a new bank of author, poet and illustrator videos for a one-off annual subscription of £185 plus VAT. The videos are a mix of 30-minute presentations and workshops for use in the classroom, and shorter 11-minute videos suitable for use in assemblies.

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