My Author Project


Part of the Festival's Schools Events is our My Author Project, which gives children the chance to adopt an author and explore the themes of their work thoroughly through drama, arts and creative writing over a month in February/March. Schools are invited to work with one year group or the whole school, giving everyone the opportunity to be involved, and the idea is to particularly engage children who are reluctant to read by bringing them to a love of books via a new route.

The author makes an initial visit to the school, and talks about their work. In 2017 our featured author is Sarah McIntyre.

The children are then involved in three workshops in school during which they work around the themes of the author's book. We provide workshops with:

Escape Arts
Playbox Theatre
Creative Writing with a published author

The themes for 2017 is Fun fairs.

The author then returns to look at what the children have achieved. The Project has run successfully for the last two years, and has been hugely rewarding for everyone involved.

'Thank you again for inviting me to a great project. It was great fun and the results were absolutely brilliant from the children.' Gary Northfield, Author of Julius Zebra

Stratford Literary Festival is a registered charity number: 1164662.

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