“Emma knows how to keep a tentful of primary school kids engaged and entertained. Organising an event with Emma is easy. She is a delight to work with.” – Carolyn Yates, Literature Development Officer Dumfries and Galloway
“Emma visited our school during a Book Week to celebrate the opening of a library- she was FANTASTIC! A real inspiration for the children in both Key Stage 1 and 2 allowing them the opportunity to meet a real author- the books went down a storm too!” – Karen Smith (Deputy Headteacher, Whitkirk Primary School, Leeds)
As a children’s writer, I give workshops, talks and assembly sessions in school, libraries and literary festivals. The aim of these is to share pleasure in creativity and reading.
I have appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Ilkley Literature Festival and the Wigtown Festival, among others. I have participated in many school Book Weeks and World Book Day events, and designed and run workshops for children, teachers, University Education departments, libraries and museums.
For more information please contact EmmaJBarnes@yahoo.co.uk