Taran is available for school events both in the UK and abroad.
(include but are not limited to):
• 15 mins - reading
• 45 min to 1.5 hour workshop on "coming up with story ideas".
• 45 min to 1.5 hour workshop on "creating fantasy worlds".
• 1 hour to 2 hour workshop on "the art of storytelling".
• 20-30 min presentation about my author journey, including a reading and Q&A.
• 10 min speech on how I came to be published using Wattpad, and what I learned along the way.
• Informal meet and greets - chats with aspiring authors.
• Interviews with student journalists : https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/21/taran-matharu-the-novice-inquisition-summoner
• I am Half Indian, Half Brazilian (family in Brazil, Sao Paulo).
• I speak Portuguese well enough to teach in it.
• I live in Central London and am a British citizen.
• I am a full-time author.
• I have been trained by Author Profile and the National Literacy Trust.
• I can speak on racism and equality if need be (books cover these themes, read this for more info: https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/11/taran-mathuru-fantasy-races-racism-summoner-the-novice )
• Schools are particularly interested about my Wattpad background, as many of their students use it.
• I have DBS certificate.
Risedale: Taran came to our school on Monday this week and his visit was a huge success. He inspired our pupils, some of whom went straight home and started writing on Wattpad.
Dulwich College: The pupils enjoyed Taran’s presentation and really engaged with his writing workshop, using his ideas as inspiration to conceive their own imaginary worlds.
For school bookings, please get in touch with:
UK and International: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK only: email@example.com