*COVID 19 UPDATE*
Due to the current situation, I am only taking bookings for virtual school visits for the coming autumn term, 2020…
Our Castle by the Sea – 45 minutes Q&A with Lucy Strange via Skype / Zoom / Google – £150
To discuss WW2 literature, writing and researching historical fiction, magical realism, figurative language, myths & legends – or whatever your class are most interested in! This session could end with a creative writing challenge inspired by the book. Suitable for Key Stage 2 or 3.
The Ghost of Gosswater – 45 minutes Q&A with Lucy Strange via Skype / Zoom / Google (from October 2020) – £150
To discuss ghost stories and the Gothic genre, creating atmosphere, intertextuality, plotting, landscape in literature, making a frightening villain – or any related topics that would be interesting for your class. This session could end with a creative writing challenge inspired by the book. Best suited to Key Stage 3.
The Secret of Nightingale Wood – 45 minutes Q&A with Lucy Strange via Skype / Zoom / Google – £150
To discuss historical fiction, fairy tales, first person narrative, mental health in fiction, finding inspiration and your ‘voice’ as a writer – or anything your class would like to ask me. This session could end with a creative writing challenge inspired by the book. Suitable for Key Stage 2 or 3.
FOR ALL VIRTUAL VISITS, LUCY CAN ARRANGE TO SEND SIGNED AND HAND-STAMPED BOOK PLATES TO THE SCHOOL FOR THE STUDENTS’ OWN COPIES OF THE BOOKS.
Lucy Strange regularly speaks at literature festivals, from the prestigious Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, to smaller, local festivals such as the Wealden Literary Festival in Kent. In October 2019 she spoke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on a ‘History Girls’ panel with Emma Carroll and Hilary McKay.
Lucy visits schools across the country to talk to young readers about her stories, about writing and reading, and her journey from bookworm to published author: how – no matter what your dreams are – they really can come true . . .
Lucy prioritises local schools and schools that are reading her books. Please contact Lucy for fees and further information.
School events can include:
- Author talk (to whole year groups)
- Book signing
- Interviews with school magazine reporters or reading groups
- Creative writing workshops