Society of
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CENTRAL EAST – School Visits Event with Helen Moss and Benjamin Scott

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Date(s) - 18/03/2018
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cambridge Central Library
7 Lion Yard, - Cambridge , Cambridgeshire CB2 3QD

Thanks to popular demand, Helen Moss and Benjamin Scott are coming back to lead our follow up session exploring school visits. Whether you’re a pre- or newly-published author or illustrator, just beginning to think about school visits, or a seasoned campaigner, please come along and join our exciting skills share session.

We’ll be looking at how to develop and deliver inspiring, interactive author talks and creative writing workshops; Suggestions, examples, guidelines for different year groups and group sizes. That tricky balance between entertaining and informing. How to generate workshop activities that tie in with themes from your own book (s). How to play to your strengths. How to adapt when things don’t go to plan.

There will discussion about approaches to designing activities and sessions, tips on delivering and engaging students as well as opportunities to share your knowledge/experiences with the group.

We’ll work together and do lots of brainstorming and hopefully you will come away with ideas for your own school talks and workshops.

SCBWI members, particularly illustrators, who are willing to share a small part of the workshops are very welcome to get in touch before the session so we can build their activity into the day’s agenda.


Helen MossHelen Moss is the author of the bestselling, 14-book Adventure Island series and the Secrets of the Tombs series (The Phoenix Code, 2014; The Dragon Path, 2015; The Serpent King, 2016) all of which are published by Orion. Helen is currently working on a series of mysteries for 9-12s set in Cambridge and starring a 13-year-old supersleuth.




Benjamin Scott is a writer and creative writing tutor. He is passionate about inspiring young readers and young writers, having worked with children from reception and primary school age through to young adults in further education. As half of Max Chase, he has ghost-written five books in the 7-to-9 year old fiction series, Star Fighters. Since then he has also contributed three books to a well-known fantasy series for children of the same age and written two books for an educational publisher.



All tickets are non-refundable, but you are welcome to pass yours to someone else if you can’t come.

Cambridge Library is a fully accessible venue for people with disabilities. PLEASE NOTE: The library cafe is closed on Sundays, but there are many others nearby for refreshments.