Looking for what talks and workshops Kathryn offers? Click here for an up to date list.
Kathryn Evans is an award winning author and part of the BBC Teach series for English Language GCSE. She delivers lively and inspiring talks and workshops, with a mixture of honesty, insight and practical advice from years 5 to adult.
Kathryn’s talks, like her books, cover important themes in a thought-provoking, inspiring way with a little sprinkling of humour.
To book contact Authors Abroad: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Baker, Durrington High School
How do school visits work?
A usual visit is four sessions across a full school day. A half-day is two sessions. A session can be either a workshop (maximum number 30) or a talk which has no limit on numbers. It’s usual to do a combination of talks and workshops. Check here for current talks and workshops.
Kathryn’s talks use powerpoint so she needs a screen, something to stick a usb into and someone who knows how to make it all work – please ensure this is checked before her visit. If your school does not allow USB sticks please let Kathryn know well in advance.
Workshops require powerpoint, useful but not essential is a white board or an A3 flipchart – all students require writing materials!
It’s great if you can organise book sales. A signed book is something most children will treasure. However, Kathryn is very aware that some children don’t have the resources to pay for them. Because of this, she usually brings book plates and cards to sign for any child that wishes to meet her.
Please note Kathryn’s books are not suitable for primary children. For Able Writer’s days Kathryn has special cards for signing.
“Kathryn’s talk was engaging and lively – it totally fulfilled the ‘passion for reading’ brief!”
“Flexible, funny and interesting, Kathryn is a great speaker who knows how to interact with her audience.”
Kate Angus, Chichester High School.
“Young adults can sometimes prove to be hard to engage and yet they were listening and laughing consistently throughout.”
“Extremely flexible, working around the college’s timings with enthusiasm and engagement.”
“The focus on creativity, publishing and aspirations met all of the targets for the talk. It was focused at the right level academically, with aspects of professional development and light in tone.”
“All students and staff spoke extremely highly of Kathryn’s passion, energy, humour and insight into writing and publishing. Very insightful and inspiring.”
Will Bowerman, Southdowns College
“Kathryn is very easy to work with and has an excellent way of interacting with children and young people.”
“The children were completely engaged and the talk was relevant to their age and interest.”
Kerry Brookes West Sussex Libraries.
“Kathryn’s relaxed manner really engaged the pupils straight away, her whole talk was really interesting and we sold lots of her books!”
“Great idea to have a bag of pre-prepared questions in case pupils lose their tongues!!”
Margaret Bone, Bishop Luffa School
“I’ve already recommended Kathryn to other schools because of emails I received from staff who saw her talk and nice comments from the girls (pupils)”
“Organisation and timing were excellent, we shared emails until the day of the event.”
Clara Fernandez, La Retraite School
“I was grateful you were flexible enough to start a bit early.”
“Our Year 9 boys were fully engaged in what you had to say, because of your use of humour and excellent IT.”
“It was an appealing talk that motivates pupils not only to read your book but fiction in general.”
Susan Mulkern, Chichester Boy’s High School
Schools & Colleges:
Bookings for Kathryn are handled by Authors Abroad, please contact them here.
If you’re looking for support for a public library within 30 miles of Chichester, you can email her directly via the contacts page.
Festivals, Press, TV and radio
Either message below or contact Kathryn’s publicist:
or her agent:
Any other questions, send a message here: