You have written or illustrated a picture book. Now you have to present it to a noisy, wriggly class of infants. They appear to have the attention span of goldfish and you have to do at least thirty minutes. Where do you begin?
Join picture book author and infant specialist Cat Weatherill as she demonstrates how she presents her books, then explores the elements that create an effective and irresistible book session for under 7s. Discipline, engagement, connection, language, pacing, magic and session structure will all come under the spotlight.
Every participant will have the chance to present their own book in a supportive atmosphere, and work on action rhymes and other activities specifically based upon it. This is a chance to share ideas and concerns, laugh and learn together. You will leave inspired and more confident.
SoA member ticket: £75 inc VAT, lunch and refreshments.
This event is limited to eight SoA members only and we will be running a waiting list for returns. Note: this event will take place at the new SoA premises. The nearest tube station is Holborn – for more directions, visit our contact page.
About Cat Weatherill
Cat Weatherill is a bestselling author and storyteller. In a twenty-year career, she has read with thousands of children in hundreds of schools, and she especially loves working with infants. Her latest picture book is Breathe. Find out more: www.catweatherill.co.uk
Jess Stockham, author of The Big Red Rock, says of Cat's classes:
Cat is an excellent teacher, letting me watch and learn before having a go myself. Under her experienced guidance I felt more self-assured than I thought possible. It’s a privilege to have support from someone with such a breadth of professional expertise.
For any enquiries, please contact Sophia Jackson at the Society of Authors, on email@example.com.