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Preparing for an author visit

Bringing an author into your school, community or college setting is a great way to bring writing to life. Many authors are experts in working with children and young people and can bring their stories into the classroom to inspire young writers of tomorrow with their creative, real world experiences.

For budding writers, the opportunity to talk to a published writer about their experiences, advice, and receive feedback can help writers with confidence building, honing writing skills and opening opportunities for potential future works.

Jude Lennon, one of the Liverpool Year of Writing authors, has put together a series of films providing advice to anyone seeking to invite an author into their setting, and how to get the most out of the experience.