We've already seen a "Seven Realms Seven Beasts" Blog Tour for the book this month, but now we're taking the Hawklords out onto the road. The full itinerary of the tour is as follows:
Monday 23rd Jan - Bulwell St Mary's Primary, Nottingham and Sinfin Community School, Derby - plus special evening event with Derby School Library Service.
Tuesday 24th Jan - Birmingham Central Library and Caldon Castle School, Coventry.
Wednesday 25th Jan - Greystones Primary, Sheffield and The Armthorpe School, Doncaster.
Thursday 26th Jan - Scissett Middle School, Huddersfield and David Young Community Academy, Leeds - plus special evening public event at Waterstone's, Arndale Centre, Manchester.
Friday 27th Jan - Zion Arts Centre, Manchester and Manchester Grammar School.
I also seem to have a HUGE number of school talks and visits coming up. If you're interested in a short, hairy northern blighter calling by your school to enthuse about working in the Creative Industries, do please get in touch.
I've also managed to secure a splendid business and pleasure arrangement with the Warrington Wolves Foundation, whereby I shall be acting as patron of their Children's University. I'll be carrying out a series of workshops with students of all ages, outside of regular school time, and shall also be looking to take this scheme further afield. Students will have passports which they can have stamped whenever they attend an event that falls under the national Children's University programme - consequently, if any schools book me to come and talk to their children in future, I'll be able to stamp the passports of children taking part in the scheme.
I'll be acting in my CU capacity when I speak the Animex Animation Festival next month, particularly looking forward to hosting an event at the Cineworld in Middlesbrough, open to schoolchildren from across the town.