Storytelling in Libraries

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.

Cat in action – storytelling

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.

Family Sessions

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.

Performance poster


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).


Adult Workshops

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.

One thought on “Storytelling in Libraries

  • March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Cat,

    I am a comnunity librarian and annually we run an author event in Malmesbury, Wiltshire to support the Malmesbury Carnival which runs from August through to the first week of September. I am looking for an author who can deliver a family event, interactive story telling of about an hour in duration. Last year we hosted Shoo Rayner. I see you are off to Crete – so wondering if you have any material which would also link in with this years Summer Reading Challenge – Myths and Mazes? Could you let me know what your charges would be for half a day session and of course travel on top. We usually attract an audience of 100 – 120 children and parents.
    My son met you at his primary school quite a while ago now but you made a big impression on a non-book reading little boy.
    with thanks
    Carolyn Kennedy

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