Some of you might remember that back in 2017, ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits’ was adapted for families to enjoy on stage, with kind permission from Maverick Publishers and the illustrator, Sophia Touliatou. It premiered at Beautiful Days Festival that year. Here’s a link to my post from then: https://clarehelenwelsh.com/2017/08/21/aerodynamics-of-biscuits-premiers-at-beautiful-days/Continue reading
Dear story lovers,
I hope this post finds you all safe and well. I am writing with some GOOD NEWS! How Selfish, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, publishes April 21st!Continue reading
Blackpool C of E Primary School, Liverton: My summer of storytelling began with a bang… well, a splash! It was a pleasure to return this enthusiastic school and deliver workshops on memory and beaches, to serve as a finale to the reception classes’ learning about the seaside. The Tide was the perfect story and starting point for our sand clay session.
Empathy Week is a hive of activity among book lovers. It’s an opportunity to shine a light on the many benefits reading brings, not least the skill of seeing the world from someone else’s point of view;
‘In reading, you get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.’ – Neil Gaiman
To celebrate the launch of my new picture book ‘The Tide,‘ illustrated by Ashling Lindsey and publishing with Little Tiger Press, we timed a special blog tour to coincide with Dementia Action Week, 20th -24th May.
It was lovely to return to Totnes Library, this time to delight in all things biscuits, books and pirate mice!
World Book Week is a fantastic celebration of stories, reading and all things book-related. This year, for me, was no exception.
On Saturday, Dot and Duck had their first outing of 2019. Newton Abbot’s Passmore Edwards Centre was packed to the rafters with many polite and well-mannered families… and thank goodness it was!
Ivybridge Library do an incredible job of supporting good reading habits and reading for pleasure, so it was an honour to spend the day with their hardworking team.
We ran workshops for visiting schools, focusing on empathy and understanding other people’s feelings, all based around my newest picture book with Olivier Tallec, How Rude!