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School Author Visits

As a father, a writer and illustrator of children’s books, Dunkle Deed believes it’s important to inspire children to read and be creative. He visits schools promoting storytelling, creativity and fun; and would love the opportunity of visiting your school and interacting with the children.

Here is what he sets out to do:

He does this by:

1. INSPIRE THE CHILDREN

"It was really inspiring for the children and was something for them to look forward to." – K. Hartley

2. ENCOURAGE THEM TO READ MORE

"The fact he is a man also helped promote reading and writing to the boys as he is a great role-model." - K. Small

3. FOSTER AN INTEREST IN CREATIVE WRITING THAT REMAINS LONG AFTER THE VISIT

"He has left a legacy of many 'budding-authors'." - V. Marsland

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Sending you an A3 poster and three free books, for your library, to promote the visit

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Engaging a number of classes in one of his unique age-appropriate workshops (see below)

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Giving each child free mementos, i.e. bookmarks, character photographs, illustrations

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Performing an energetic (and amusing!) 30–40 minute presentation for the whole school

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Signing any books purchased for each child - sold at discounted prices in schools

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Taking part in anything else the school would like, e.g. guest judging, newsletter interviews

ASSEMBLIES & WORKSHOPS

Full school 'creative process' assembly + Q&A

45 minutes / up to 600 children, assembly hall

Dunkle Deed goes a bit crazy, pretty much! Children sometimes expect authors to be “old and boring”. Deed shatters that perception with lots of energy and humour. By way of a PowerPoint presentation, an interactive poem and readings of his work, he covers topics such as ideas, writing, illustrating and editing and lays extra emphasis on the importance of reading and perseverance. A question and answer session follows.

 

Requirements: at least 6 foot between Deed and the first row of children (so he can throw himself on the floor!) and the use of a projector/screen - Deed always brings a flash drive but will bring a laptop if necessary.