Workshops & Performances
I have wide experience of working creatively with young children in schools and libraries in the UK and abroad, offering interactive talks and a range of writing workshops.
I’m happy to shape the visit to suit your needs. Interactive storytelling sessions and talks about writing can be to large groups. Writing workshops tend to be for smaller groups.
Click on the picture book button at the top of this page to see the whole range and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like more information or would like to book a visit. I'd be delighted to hear from you.
It was a real pleasure to meet you properly and see you in action – you were wonderful!
Oxford Literary Festival
Her interaction with the children was perfect. The audience had a fantastic time.
Excellent workshops. The children, parents and teachers really warmed to her personality and delivery.
Nottingham Children's Award
Miriam Moss' visit was among the best.
International School, Barcelona
This was a slick, well-organised presentation by a savvy international author who knew how to keep the kids interested.
BBC Southern Counties website
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent with them sharing your books, your obvious love of the written word and the power of storytelling....
Seaford School, Sussex.
GIRL ON A PLANE
Talks and writing workshops.
Suitable for students of 11 - 18 and adults, the talk, lasting for about an hour, includes a 5 minute film with real footage to put the 1970s and the hijack in context, a PowerPoint talk, readings and Q & A.
The talk can focus on life writing, the issue of refugees and the Arab-Israeli conflict for use in PSHE and history.
I also offer a range of writing workshops.
If you'd like more information about any of the above, or would like to make a booking, please don't hesitate to contact me.
We were all so pleased with your visit and have had many students telling us how inspired they were by your talk, especially regarding their own writing. There is now a long waiting list to borrow ‘Girl on a Plane’, everyone wants to read it! You created a real buzz around books, reading (and writing!) which is exactly what we wanted.
Librarian, Priory Academy
May I say how much your talks and workshop were appreciated by our fellow Librarians, all North Herts participants and KTS Year 8 pupils and English staff – so many positives from the day, it’s difficult to know where to begin... It was inspiring hearing about your work, and we really appreciated your encouraging words to our pupils, who were involved, absolutely engaged throughout the day, and it was a privilege to experience this.
Librarian, Knights Templar School
Interesting and thought-provoking. Our girls were full of questions and the staff that attended very much enjoyed your talk as well.
Librarian, Roedean School
Your presentation in the hall was fascinating, and the workshop in the library was pitched just right for the students.
Librarian, Chailey School
We absolutely loved having you with us for the day: it was a huge success! As you know, we are huge 'Girl on a Plane' fans and we will be recommending it and you. It worked really well having you for both the older and younger children. Do keep in touch as we would love to work with you again.
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Brixton
The young people of Hampshire left inspired and enlivened.
Secondary schools festival
Miriam gave an extremely amusing and informative talk to an audience of more than forty women.
Librarian, HMP Send
I thought the session was fantastic and the guys really enjoyed it.
Librarian, HMP Lewes
VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS
Readings, questions and answers
These are a great way for me to read one of my books and answer students' questions without involving travel and at a reduced fee.
What happens ? On a Skype call, I give a 5-10 minute reading (the whole of a picture book or an excerpt for older readers) and then answer questions. You can vary the format, but whatever you choose, direct interaction between author and readers makes for a really worthwhile experience.
For 3-11 year olds Click on the Picture Books button at the top of this page and choose from the selection. Click on a character or the cover to find out more about a book.
For students 11-18 I read from Girl on a Plane and then answer questions from the students.
To Book Click on the Contact button at the top of this page and leave me: *your name, school name, skype name *location and country *preferred date and UK time *age of students, group size.
I offer one virtual visit each week of UK term time and am happy to visit any English-speaking school between 12:00am and 4:30pm United Kingdom time on a Wednesday.
Visits need to be booked at least a week in advance and schools are limited to one per year.
Minimum group size is 10 children. There is no maximum group size.
Skype sessions may not be recorded without my prior permission.
I reserve the right to cancel a booking in case of illness or to accommodate work commitments, but will give notice at the earliest opportunity and always offer another date.