Virtual Author Visit Library

Watch some of the brilliant talks and Q&As by authors and illustrators participating in our virtual school visits.

SF Said

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Author SF Said spoke about his own childhood reading, insights into the writing process, and gave a reading from his book Tyger.

Candy Gourlay

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Author Candy Gourlay talks about how to design characters, how a story can grow out of a character, and how the best characters always make you want to spend more time with them.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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'Am I Made of Stardust?' author Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock answers questions about the wonders of the universe for curious children (and teachers!).

Jeffrey Boakye

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Author of 'Musical Truth', Jeffrey Boakye shares the importance music has played in the history of Black Britain and how it can help us express ourselves.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

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Author of 'Good News', Rashmi Sirdeshpande talks about how to spot the good in the world and the secret to finding a good story.

Taran Matharu

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Taran talks about his creative process and work for his fiction debut, 'The Novice'.

Joseph Coelho

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Joseph Coelho talks about his journey and what it's like writing poetry.

Onjali Q. Raúf

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