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Author Visits

I'm very excited to tell you about my author visits which will feature charts as you've never seen them before!


I offer an interactive author talk and a Writing Sprint Workshop, both suitable for KS2 - details below. 

I am also available for library & bookshop events, and festivals.

If you would like to enquire about an author visit, or have any questions, please contact me here

Funny pie chart Planet Stan Elaine Wickson Chris Judge
Planet Stan by Elaine Wickson and Chris Judge

Author Talk for KS2

My Writing Journey - I take you along the winding path from a daydreaming small-year-old who loved writing stories, to a 'professional daydreamer' who became a published author. Includes an important lesson in not giving up.

Pie Chart Quiz - guess the famous book characters using pie charts as you've never seen them before.

Day-Out-With-A-Bruv-Survival-Kit - an introduction to Planet Stan, and a fun interactive reading from the book with plenty of audience participation.

Chart Attack - using oversized props and willing volunteers, we will create a Human Bar Chart!

Writing Sprint Workshop for KS2

A one-hour creative writing workshop exploring the power of a notebook - not only a Compost Heap of Ideas, but a Gym for your Imagination.

Using the 5-minute timer, the workshop will be filled with short bursts of creative writing, using opening lines and images as inspiration.

Along the way you will discover my Top Writing Tips!

PLUS - An opportunity to buy the books and get them signed!


It would be marvellous if schools could ensure pupils are aware of my author visit by sending home a letter to parents beforehand, and that copies of my books are available to buy on the day. ​Most schools use local bookshops, or books can be ordered from OUP on a sale-or-return basis.

Please contact me if you'd like to book an event, and for information on fees.


"Elaine is an event dream. Her talk is full of humour and fun and welcomes creative interaction from the audience. The children were engaged throughout and Elaine’s book presents both factual and hilarious story-telling information in a fresh and dynamic way. Will Elaine’s books encourage new budding readers? Seeing children walk to school with their heads in Planet Stan – I’d say job done!"

Pat Freestone-Bayes, Regency Bookshop

"Many thanks indeed to Elaine Wickson, who visited our school to talk about her debut book ‘Planet Stan’. The children really enjoyed her visit and it was one of the most engaging author visits we have ever had. Her talk was fun, interesting and captured the children’s imaginations, as well as inspiring them to write. She would be very welcome to come back and speak about any future books." 

Mr Henry Hamilton-Turner, Westbury House School

"The children of St. Paul's thoroughly enjoyed Elaine's visit and presentation. She had a wonderful way of engaging the children and her introduction to 'Planet Stan' was fun and fully interactive. Many of our children are now enjoying reading the book and are discussing the plot and characters with genuine enthusiasm."

Kathryn Hemming, St Paul’s C of E Primary School


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