Want to take part in a live event and talk with author Oliver Jeffers?

Want to take part in a live event and talk with author Oliver Jeffers?

Join award-winning picture book artist Oliver Jeffers for ReadingZonelive on 15th November at 2:20pm via live stream.

Want to get involved?

For more information on how to get involved, or to email any questions you have for Oliver Jeffers please click here.

How does it work?

Each month, a group of schools are linked with live author events via video conferencing, with one school’s reading group selected to host the author event. During each event, authors discuss their writing before answering the students’ questions via video conference.

After each event, the curriculum-based resources are added to via the LGfL ‘Reading Zone Live’ website. The resources include footage of authors discussing their work and creative writing, their inspiration and the issue surrounding writing for a living.

The interviews provide a unique insight into the world of the professional writer and feature questions about books they write and also explore the wider challenges involved in writing as a career. They can be used to help children to appreciate the skills and approaches that professionals take to release their inner creativity and express themselves through their work.

Antony Horowitz, Sally Gardner, Sophie McKenzie, Robert Muchamore, Pete Johnson, Sally Nicholsand Alexander Gordon Smith are among the authors who have already joined us for theReadingZone Live programme, which is helping inspire young people to explore new authors and genres and to develop their own creative writing.


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