ADOPT AN AUTHOR
A Brighton Festival Project – produced and delivered by Collected Works CIC
Adopt an Author is a Brighton Festival initiative that began in 2003 and is designed to develop relationships between classes of students and children’s authors with the aim of promoting reading, developing literacy and encouraging creative writing. See examples of the work on our ADOPT AN AUTHOR BLOG
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each year four participating classes from different local schools are paired up with an author and sent copies of one of the author’s books. In February they begin reading the book in class and emailing their author once a week for 8 weeks. During this time the author may set small related activities for the class and the class can ask questions of the author and share samples of their own work. The project culminates in May with a ‘Meet Your Author’ party where the author finally meets their class and hosts an event and joins their class for refreshments and a book signing afterwards. Watch the video below!
CAN OUR SCHOOL TAKE PART?
If your school would like to take part in Adopt an Author, please email Sarah Hutchings: firstname.lastname@example.org