Authors Abroad

Booking an Author or Poet visit? Look no further!

With over five years experience, Authors Abroad is one of the leading companies in the UK that specialises in planning author, poets, storytellers and illustrator visits to schools.

Chris Bradford, Alan Gibbons,Val Bloom MBE, GP Taylor, Nick Tozcek, Brian Moses, Wes Magee,  Alex Scarrow, Chris White, Donavan Christopher, Sonia Leong (Manga artist), Adisa, Roy Apps,  Liz Million and many many more.

Authors Abroad co-ordinates more than 1,000 school visits every year in the UK and more than 100 International School visits around the World, from Bangkok to Brazil and Nairobi to Moscow. There is nothing as powerful as the gift of reading, and it is the mission of Authors Abroad to provide that all-important spark that ignites a lifelong love of reading, writing and creativity within children from all nationalities.

Key Booking Features

  • All the people we work with can offer half day or full day school author/performance poetry visits.
  • Group sizes are not a problem – all of our team are highly experienced and enjoy working with groups of 50 to 500!
  • Affordable fees. These vary from author to author – please contact us to discuss.
  • We provide publicity material for each author to help you spread the word prior to a visit.
  • Free book signing. All of our team of presenters take books with them on the day of their visit and are happy to personalise copies for the children.
  • All school programmes are individually structured to meet requirements of each school.

A typical author/performance poet day visit would be a combination of a whole school presentation, along with a series of writing workshops. 

Whole School Presentations tend to last for an hour, and writing workshops vary from 45 mins. - 1 hour and cater for 30 children per session. At the end of the Author visit there is a dedicated book signing opportunity for the children to purchase personalised copies of the Author's books.

Contact Authors Abroad


tel: +44 (0) 1535 656015   mob: 07885279519

Trevor Wilson - Director of Authors Abroad


Authors Abroad, Riversdale, 8 Rivock Avenue, Steeton, BD20 6SA.