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Specialists in arranging author visits to schools and libraries

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Authors Aloud UK specialise in arranging author, illustrator, poet and storyteller visits to schools and libraries and other venues both in the UK or abroad. What better way to encourage reading for pleasure in your school or library, than by having a top-quality speaker enthuse and motivate your students about the joy of reading? From nursery, through primary and secondary to adults, we will have a range of speakers to meet your needs.

Investment in the enjoyment of reading turns average readers into keen ones   (Department for Education)


Authors Aloud UK will streamline the whole process of booking a guest for your event by handling all the set up arrangements as well as providing you with detailed background information on your guest and guidelines on running a successful event. Our fee is included in the invoice sent to you after the visit to limit unnecessary paperwork.

Meeting an author, illustrator, poet or storyteller in real life and hearing them convey their passion for their work can fundamentally alter a child or young person’s relationship to books and ignite a life-long love of reading. An author visit can contribute to the recommendations in the ‘Moving English Forward’ OfSTED report of March 2012. This encourages schools to develop policies to promote reading for enjoyment.

“ I must have visited many hundreds of schools and libraries over the last thirty years. I think author visits are a wonderful way of engaging children and encouraging them to become keen readers”

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

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