So, how did it go? Some feedback on my work in Schools and Libraries

“This is just to say thank you so very much for all your hard work here yesterday. The comments we have had back so far are excellent! You really did put a lot of effort into the day. Thanks once again for a brilliant days work.” Janet Congreve, Lincolnshire Libraries on a day of talks to primarty/infant children in Lincolnshire

“Thanks for the great session you did at Ashburton Library on Saturday. Twenty-one people braved the awful weather to come and see you, and all had a really enjoyable time. Carole and I also enjoyed it very much, especially the poems! Thanks.” Sharon, Croydon Libraries on a family reading group talk

“Thank you for all of your work with the children they have really enjoyed it. Before Christmas, all the teacher’s had to analyse the children’s stories – it is amazing how much better they are now! The children’s attitude towards story writing has improved too – many are writing at home and are a lot more enthusiastic in class.” Kathryn Sleep, Year 4 Class Teacher, Surrey Square Primary School, London on a writing project based on go-karts

“Thanks again for a great week – it really made an impression on the children – some staff too!” Marion Jones, English Corodinator, Gors Community School, Swansea on a week’s writing residency with Reception children and High Achievers Group.

“It was a great week and thanks for all your work and for coming. It was lovely, Alan, and the kids were all really touched. I just wanted you to know that you’re great.” Janet Smyth, Pushkin Prize Administrator on a week’s writing residency with Scottish and Russian teenagers at Moniak Mhor, Scotland

“Dear Mr Durant, Thank you for coming to our school. I enjoyed it very much. I liked the bit when we made up the story. When I grow up I want to be an author too. Me and my friend Henry thought your stories and poems were very amusing and great. Please come again!!!” Thomas Wilkinson, Class 4d, Holland Park Primary, Clacton, Essex