Visits and Events

Clare is a primary school teacher with over ten years’ experience working with children and families. If you are interested in an author visit, great! Please email for availability and further details; clare_welsh@hotmail.co.uk

SCHOOL VISITS: Clare is passionate about children’s literacy and loves using her teaching experience to run events in schools. Her books work particularly well for workshops about character, plotting and enjoyment for writing. They also link well with the following themes; empathy, space, pirates, biscuits, food, families, memories, dementia, cancer, traditional tales. Please see the price guide and get in contact for more information: price guide. 

SKYPE SESSIONS: Clare is currently offering free 20minute Skype sessions for schools.

LIBRARY VISITS: Whether you are looking to organise a public event or something for schools, Clare is experienced running library events for children and their families. 

LITERARY FESTIVALS: Clare loves all opportunities to work with young readers and their families. Her workshops and craft activities are always fun and interactive.

BOOK SIGNINGS: Clare is available for book signings, storytelling and crafts.

TRAINING, LECTURES, SEMINARS: As a primary school teacher, senior leader and published children’s author, Clare can offer valuable training for teachers and trainee teachers, specifically about how stories and storytelling can be used to support emotional wellbeing. poster 1

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FEEDBACK and COMMENDATIONS: 

“Having worked with Clare now on a number of events, I can say that it is always a pleasure to invite her to Newton Abbot Library.  Clare’s story events are well-organised and well-attended, and we are always confident that the families attending will leave with smiling faces. We know she has the same effect on audiences at other Devon and Torbay libraries also run by Libraries Unlimited. Her creativity and upbeat personality has built her a loyal following among our customers, and we look forward to welcoming her back to the library in the future.” Emma Andrews, Newton Abbot Library, Customer Service Assistant, Libraries Unlimited.

“Local author Clare Helen Welsh has been a real inspiration to us all today! Key Stage One had lots of fun designing characters based on her books and Key Stage Two found out about the journey that she had from her initial ideas to becoming a published author. We even had a go at testing how aerodynamic a range of biscuits are! :)”

“Super! The children enjoyed the activities and they fitted well with the introduction to story writing. Perfect for reception children. Their ideas can be further developed back in the classroom. Hopefully some children will continue their thinking and writing.”

“All children were totally engaged and enthralled throughout the workshop. Clare was fantastic with the children, bringing plenty of props to excite and provoke creativity from the group. The children were well guided and fully involved throughout the session.”

“Local author Clare Helen Welsh has been a real inspiration to us all today! Key Stage One had lots of fun designing characters based on her books and Key Stage Two found out about the journey that she had from her initial ideas to becoming a published author. We even had a go at testing how aerodynamic a range of biscuits are!”

“The workshop was amazing! The children were engaged from start to finish. Such a great way to get such young children to believe in themselves as writers! The children haven’t stopped talking about where they are going to travel in their rocket!”

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