412: School visit from Candy Gourlay


ITEM: School visit by Candy Gourlay, author of Tall Story.

DETAILS: Candy will perform her popular Hero’s Journey talk, a high energy and interactive presentation teaching the Hero’s Journey, a fundamental pattern found in the greatest narratives – from classic Greek mythology to Star Wars! She illustrates each step of the Hero’s Journey with familiar images from Star Wars to The Incredibles, at the same time talking about her own journey: from a childhood growing up under a third world dictatorship to becoming a children’s author in England. The presentation is perfect for audiences from Year 5 to Year 8. Candy is also happy to do a signing and a Q&A with a book club or reading group.The presentation lasts 45 minutes. Candy is based in North London and travel and accommodation are not included.

BIO: Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in the United Kingdom. Her first novel Tall Story was shortlisted for many prizes including the Waterstones Prize and the Blue Peter. It was picked as one of the Fifty Best Culturally Diverse Books since 1950. Her second book Shine was listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

WHO CAN BID: United Kingdom only. Please begin bidding at £150.


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