Resource type: Author events
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Meet the Author is a service offered by the Books Council of Wales to help schools organise in-school author events.
The Children’s Books and Reading Promotion Department maintains a database of children’s authors, illustrators and poets living or working in Wales. The team can provide advice to help schools find an artist to suit a target age group or to support a specific subject or theme.
Meet the Author also runs regular tours to support events like World Book Day and the Summer Reading Challenge.
Cost: Free but authors and illustrators will charge for in-school events.
About the Books Council of Wales: The Books Council of Wales is a national charity that supports and develops the publishing industry of Wales. Established in 1961, the Books Council of Wales works with publishers to nurture new talent and content in Welsh and English and promotes literacy and reading for pleasure through a range of campaigns, activities and events across Wales.
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- Schools in Wales can apply for financial support of up to 50% to cover the costs of an in-school author event through Literature Wales’ Inspiring Coummunities Fund. Applications must be made online three months before the planned event.