The following events are for school audiences and are not open to the public. Tickets are £6 per child, with one free adult ticket with every ten children’s tickets. Additional adult tickets are £7. To make a school booking, contact Rebecca Waiting, UK school accounts manager, Blackwell’s Oxford, Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk (01865) 333606
ARMADILLO AND HARE
10am Tuesday 2 April 2019 / Sheldonian Theatre
‘It’s a fact that children learn more readily and faster when they are enjoying themselves, which is why I write funny stories.’
So says Jeremy Strong, award-winning author of bestselling books such as The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog and My Brother’s Famous Bottom. His books crackle with good humour and invention and have turned countless thousands of children on to reading and writing. His events are very special too: ‘It was an entertaining and inspiring day which will not soon be forgotten!’ ‘A brilliant way to improve reading fluency and enthusiasm.’
Hear Jeremy talking about his books, including the brand new Armadillo and Hare, starring cardigan-wearing Armadillo and tuba-playing Hare. He will be talking about his inspiration for this new collection of funny tales, as well as about sitting in bed at 2am penning ideas, visiting schools and the generally strange life of the writer.
Suitable for children in years 2 and 3
WEREWOLF CLUB RULES AND A YEAR OF NATURE POEMS
1pm Tuesday 2 April 2019 / Sheldonian Theatre
Joseph Coehlo is a performance poet and playwright and a fresh new voice in children’s poetry. Research shows that poetry has a particular appeal for children, and Joseph’s sessions demonstrate that poetry is anything but boring. In this exciting interactive event, Joseph will explore the inspiration behind his writing and show pupils how to engage with different poetic forms and devices including personification, metaphor, simile and alliteration through a series of fun and easy to remember exercises. Children will be immersed in Joseph’s poetry and ready to create their own poems.
Joseph will be reading from his award-winning collection Werewolf Club Rules and his brand new anthology A Year of Nature Poems.
Suitable for children in years 4, 5 and 6.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8889 1292/ 07807893369
or Rebecca Waiting UK School Accounts Manager, Blackwell’s Oxford Rebecca.Waiting@blackwell.co.uk
T:01865 333606 M:07708 555887