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Some feedback from recent SCHOOL VISITS...

" 'Exciting' and 'inspirational' were the words most often used in feedback from pupils following Julian's visit, and I'd certainly agree. The interactive aspects of the presentation really added a Wow factor, and pupils absolutely loved the finale."
Deborah Goodwin, The Norwich School

"The whole school was buzzing after his visit. If you are looking for an author to invite into school, who can really deliver, then this is the one for you."
Anne Shaw, Learning Resource Centre Manager, Ely College

"Julian held the audience in the palm of his hand; we were all transported to the Spiegeltent for magic, mystery and adventure. The children were completely engaged throughout; a sword juggling author is a must for every school!"
Liz Wraith, Librarian, Norwich High School for Girls

"The children and teachers really enjoyed Julian's visit! We noticed a distinct impact upon the children's motivation and language in our creative writing lessons the following day. Thank you!"
Bob Laroche, St Joseph's Primary School, Guildford

Patron of Reading at Leighton Park School.
From 2017 - 2020

and see foot of page for student feedback…!

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Various creative writing workshops available for years 5 - 13. I enjoy working with writing and reading groups on character development, dialogue, plotting, rewriting - and even a 'haiku blizzard'.

For years 9 and upwards I have a graphic novel talk, and also can deliver screenwriting workshops.

Please let me know if you have a specific request for a type of event, no matter how large - or small...

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Recent student feedback from a Year 7 group...

"I found the talk amazingly interesting. I loved all of the things about his childhood and the circus. I've never thought about what it's like being an author but it actually sounds fun."

"It was interesting and completely different to any other talk! The powerpoint was awesome as well."

"Best author I've ever heard from! Very enthusiastic, funny and got the audience involved! He didn't talk ALL the time which other authors do!"

School and festival visits are available throughout the year and very welcome. Please contact me directly to discuss your requirements, fee, book stall and my technical needs!

My main talk - based on Ghosts of Shanghai, and the surprising twists and turns of my life - is suitable for years/grade 7 - 9. And still has the same exciting, and hopefully inspiring, finale!

I have a one hour event structured around the world of The Mysterium, featuring influences, a trick or two, mild hypnosis and culminating in a display of sword juggling. (All delivered from my much travelled circus suitcase below…) Ideal for years/grade 6-8.

See the GALLERY page for a flavour...

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Over 100 past visits include Norwich High School for Girls, Heathersett Academy, St Joseph's Primary Guildford, Sir Roger Manwwood's Grammar, Norwich School, Dover Grammar for Boys, Brinswoth Comprehensive, Leighton Park, The Oratory School, Netherhall Cambridge, Ely College, Comberton Village College - and a special commissioned piece of writing for Kings School Ely...

Past festival appearances include Edinburgh International, Hay, STREAM, Hoo Kids' Bookfest, Cambridge, Cheltenham.
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© Julian Sedgwick 2019