Public Speaking

I am available as a speaker and I give a one hour interactive talk on The Power of Story and The Highs and Lows of the Writing Life.lecture

Feedback received so far from my speaking engagements at Writers Groups in Coventry and at the Warwick Rotary Club includes the following comments:

A comprehensive talk in which people most enjoyed learning about the thought processes that went into her career decisions and about her inspirations and how she came about them and also the way she used her personal experiences which made the talk interesting and gripping. Other feedback said it was a great talk, very interactive and enjoyable. 

In my interactive talk I ask people to tell me about their favourite story of all time. They share how they feel about it and why it’s such a favourite, then we look at classic story structure to be found in all great stories and myths and the mythic Journey of the Hero.   I illustrate every point I make about story structure by referring to Charles Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol. My talk is full of illustrations from the world of books and comparisons with the acting profession, and quotes from famous authors including JK Rowling and Graham Greene, as well as from Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys.

My talk is accompanied by a powerpoint presentation full of amusing and engaging images. I bring my author banner to display and free bookmarks to distribute plus a selection of signed books for the audience members to browse through afterwards and buy if they wish.

Please get in touch via this website if you are interested in booking me as a speaker for your group.