“Jon is such a delight to work with! His presentation is both engaging and informative, with a focus on writing and storytelling. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jon to any of the schools I work with. ” Kew Books
I’m always happy to visit schools and speak to pupils. This might be a presentation to a year group of up to 200 pupils or a workshop with up to 40. You might want to combine the two in a single visit.
3 Top Tips for Writing is a Key Stage 2 & 3 presentation for children who may or may not have read the Close To the Wind beforehand.
Using readings from the book and my own experience as an author, I talk about the importance of first lines, how to begin a story without having a plan and how to create vivid images that frame a story and demonstrate the importance of showing rather than telling.
The presentation can last up to an hour, including time for questions.