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
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.
Assembly + 4 Workshops
The fun starts at 9am with a whole school assembly, followed by 4 creative workshops of your choice. Deed then hobbles out exhausted at around 4pm, in awe of teachers for their dedication and resolve; while children leave laughing, with memories to cherish for a long time to come!
Assembly + 2 Workshops or 3 Workshops
9am until 12pm, or 1pm until 4pm - it's a shorter day, but it's packed full of energy and joy! Use a Half Day visit to inspire select groups in need of a boost, or combine one with a Full Day visit to extend the fun and give every class a creative workshop (at a special, discounted price)!
Meet and Greet + Book Signing
Celebrate achievements or effort, or develop a passion for the arts - Dunkle Deed will call by for an hour to meet up to 10 select children. Through chatting, having a good laugh and sharing his work, Deed will deliver an encouraging message; and sign a free book... for every child!
Dunkle Deed lives in Ellesmere, Shropshire. A travel fee of 45p/mile (to and from your school) will be included in your quote.
For a small fee, Deed will present unique gifts to select children throughout the day. Just let him know where they are. From printed mugs to framed illustrations, Deed will deliver your message naturally, with a special surprise. Select the gifts below.
An accommodation subsidy may be required for cross-country visits.
All prices are inclusive of VAT @ 20%. There is nothing to pay now. Payments are due 28 days from completion of the service.