I visit schools, bookshops, libraries and festivals throughout the year to talk about my books and inspire children as readers and writers. My author events are entertaining, interactive and keep large audiences of hundreds of children enthralled. And as a former English teacher, I’m skilled at keeping things under control whenever the excitement levels threaten to boil over!
The events I offer include:
• an author talk about The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, The Jamie Drake Equation and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. This event revolves around an interactive presentation about the books with quizzes, props, fun facts, arresting visuals, and even demonstrations of some of the real-life science behind the stories.
• creative writing workshops developing children’s skills as writers and storytellers. These workshops draw on my creative writing guides How to Write Your Best Story Ever! and How To Be A Young #Writer, helping participants to beat their fear of the blank page and understand the ingredients that make a great story. By the end of every workshop, all participants will have written the opening to their very own story. I have also led creative writing workshops for adults, aimed at aspiring children’s authors.
For school visits, I charge fees in line with the Society of Authors’ recommended rates and am a member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) with public liability insurance. For more information or to book a school visit, please email me or use the contact page.
I have appeared at numerous literary festivals including the Hay Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Emirates Festival of Literature, Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Oxford Literary Festival, and have also given keynote speeches at events such as the NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) conference. Visits to bookshops and festivals are organised through my publisher, and upcoming events are shown below.
Christopher Edge brought tales of mystery and adventure to life through some really innovative activities. We'd definitely invite Christopher back for future events and look forward to working with him again.
The children have not stopped writing since your visit! Thank you for a fabulous session which inspired both our pupils and staff!
Our students, from Year 5 to Year 8, thoroughly enjoyed Christopher’s visit to our school, as did the teachers. He certainly gave them inspiration for their writing.