Lose yourself in a broken future England where gunfights and monsters collide, with internationally bestselling author Jonathan Stroud. Learn all about how this award-winning writer sculpts his landscapes - from the 'rules' which form his worlds, how a small alteration to 'normal' life can create enormous potential for action, how he creates monsters and tension, and how he is endlessly inspired by maps. Find out what adventures await in the world of his new novel, The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne.
Jonathan will then explore how he dreams up his characters, from deciding their backgrounds to how they talk (and joke!). Why do some readers fall in love, and conversely, loathe, the characters in his books? Then immerse yourself in the process of writing - learn how Jonathan transforms his notes and middle-of-the-night-scribbles into scenes, chapters, plot twists and culminations. See how the artwork for his book jackets is born and evolves. Giving you his top creative writing tips, Jonathan will show what life is really like as a professional writer.
Only 10 school slots available, slots will be given on a first come first serve basis. Depending on demand we may open more dates. Cut-off date for registration is 5pm on Wednesday 21st April.
Cost: Various ticket options available, the below pricing includes a fee for the author’s time as well as copies of the book and postage, and branded bookmarks. We will also share resources and a video trailer for the book ahead of the event.
Please note, an admin fee of £3.00 (SLA members) and £5.00 (non-members) will apply to all bookings:
· Option one: £42.95 members/£44.95 non-members (+VAT) – includes entry to the event for one school and five copies of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne (Sold at RRP) sent direct to the school, along with branded bookmarks
· Option two: £74.91 members/£76.91 non-members (+VAT) – includes entry to the event for one school and 10 copies of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne (10% discount on RRP) sent direct to the school, along with branded bookmarks
· Option three: £104.87 member/£106.87 non-members (+VAT) – includes entry to the event for one school and 15 copies of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne (15% discount on RRP) sent direct to the school, along with branded bookmarks
All books included in the ticket price are firm sale. If you would like to order further copies of this book or any other books by Jonathan before or after the event, we can provide contact details for the Norfolk Children’s Book Centre, or you can contact your local bookshop.
In signing up for this event you agree for your email and school address to be passed to Walker Books UK in order to receive book themed POS (bookmarks, posters) via Parallel.Net Ltd, and the Norfolk Children’s Book Centre who will fulfil your book order. You will also be emailed your event link and helpful teachers notes.
About the author:
Jonathan Stroud wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor at Walker Books. He is the author of two internationally bestselling series: the award-winning Bartimaeus sequence, which has been published in 36 languages worldwide, and the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co, which is currently being adapted by Netflix. His other novels include The Leap, The Last Siege and Heroes of the Valley. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.