Cat does a great deal of work in libraries as both a storyteller and an author.
Age 3 – 7: Cat happily works with children as young as three, making her a popular choice for Bookstart sessions. She combines age-appropriate stories with action rhymes, music, singing, hand puppets and physical objects to create lively, interactive and entertaining sessions for little listeners.
Age 7 – 12: Cat can offer either storytelling sessions or Meet the Author book sessions (or a combination of both!)
Cat tells WORLD TALES in her junior sessions, choosing age-appropriate stories that will engage and challenge her audience. Years 3 and 4 love magic and humour, for example, but older children often feel they have outgrown such fanciful fare, so Cat will give them problem-solving stories, lateral thinking and word play.
MEET THE AUTHOR book sessions. Author events can be quite dry, but Cat includes all her characteristic flourishes – a high energy performance style, music, fairy lights and plenty of audience interaction – to create lively, entertaining programmes that really bring her books to life. All sessions include Q & A and inspirational talk about writing and being an author.
These are always available to complement book weeks, summer reading schemes, etc. Beautiful full-colour A4 posters can be supplied free of charge to help to publicise your event.
Young Writers Workshops
Cat has worked with many of the Young Writing Squads in Wales. She has a selection of one-hour and two-hour creative writing workshops suitable for juniors (7 – 12) and seniors (12 – 16).
Cat frequently leads training sessions for librarians. She also welcomes any opportunity to work with the Over 65s. This age group is frequently overlooked and underfunded, which is a great shame because they are wonderful listeners and always keen to find ways to occupy their time. Afternoon events for this age group can be enormously popular. Both story sessions and reminiscence sessions are possible – please contact Cat for a chat.
Cat offers great value for money, based on twenty years professional experience as a performer, writer and artist in education. Please ask!
Cat is based in the West Midlands, two minutes from junction 4 of the M5. This makes travelling very easy, and Cat works nationwide.