Taran is available for school events both in the UK and abroad.
- 5 mins reading.
- 10 mins speech on how I came to be published using Wattpad, and what I learned along the way.
- 30 mins to 1 hour Skype Q & A.
- 45 mins to 1.5 hours workshop on "coming up with story ideas".
- 45 mins to 1.5 hours presentation about my author journey, including workshop and Q&A.
- 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
- Signings, bespoke speaking events and blogger/journalist interviews.
- International school tours.
- 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 a DBS certificate.
References: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, both international and domestic, contact: Authortaranmatharu@gmail.comFor signings, bespoke speaking events and blogger/journalist interviews, contact: Sarah.Jeffcoate@hachettechildrens.co.uk