Events & Workshops
I run interactive and fun events for children and I'd love to visit your school, library or festival.
My sessions are typically based on my picture books, with activities including storytelling, character design, games and hands-on workshops and crafts.
I also run workshops and talks for aspiring children's authors and illustrators on the themes of writing picture books, children's book illustration and character design.
✏︎ If you're interested in setting up a visit, please email me at mail [at] fabisantiago.co.uk.
Why is it a good idea?
An author/ illustrator visit is a great way to encourage reading for pleasure, boost writing confidence, inspire reluctant readers and spark creativity. It's also an opportunity for the children to meet their favourite authors and illustrators. ;)
What's a typical session like?
Literary festival and school sessions are 45-60 min long and can be anything from a small group workshop or a big assembly.
The format: I start with a quick warm-up activity and then make a brief introduction about my work. I then read one of my picture books (this is an energetic and interactive reading) and after that I show a bit more of the work I do behind the scenes for that particular book.
- If it's a workshop we move on to making crafts and wrap up with a flip-chart drawing activity.
- If it's a large assembly, we can get into more details talking about the story or characters, then do a guided activity using the flip-chart or Powerpoint and finish up with question time.
I'm very flexible and the format can always be adapted to accommodate your needs. Let me know what your ideal author visit would look like! ☺︎
Will there be books?
Yes, signed books are a thing to treasure, they inspire children and make reading exciting. And how cool is that to read a book with a special dedication for you?
Book sales are an important part of authors and illustrators' income and allow them to continue creating more books. There should always be books available at an author/illustrator event!
How much will it cost?
To discuss fees, please email me. Fees vary according to number of sessions, preparation required, materials, travel expenses etc.
Where can I find activity sheets?
I'll be adding activities based on my books and other resources for schools soon. Please bear with me.
Any other questions?
Please get in touch and I'll be happy to chat!
To see what I've been up to and find my upcoming workshops and visits, please check my blog. ♥︎✐
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