This course is the final of three training sessions delivered as part of the National Literacy Trust’s new initiative, 21st Century Authors. This workshop will give the authors and illustrators an opportunity to share and review their event experience with their peers. The authors will be shown best practice techniques for managing and promoting their event bookings and will receive step-by-step direction on the facilitation of writing workshops for schools.


The key components of this course are:

  1. Articulating your event boundaries, requirements and accessibility
  2. Identifying the key elements of booking agreements and discussion notes
  3. Knowing how to work effectively with organisers and booksellers: before, during and after an event
  4. Understanding how to create and deliver an impactful writing workshop
  5. Identifying best practice for marketing your events


The 21st Century Author Programme is a new initiative led by the National Literacy Trust to provide high level support, training and deployment opportunities for established and emerging authors and illustrators in England. Funding comes from Arts Council England and all training is offered for FREE to authors. As part of the programme authors will receive:

  • high quality training in creating and conducting school visits and events, delivered by AuthorProfile
  • opportunities for deployment in schools and at football clubs
  • support from literacy experts on the requirements of the new school curriculum
  • high-value promotion opportunities for their work through the Premier League Reading Stars programme.

This programme is being offered as part of Premier League Reading Stars, an initiative of the National Literacy Trust, which uses the motivational power of football to encourage pupils to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, but it is interested in all kinds of authors for this programme, not just writers focused on football.

To find out more about the 21st Century Author programme and to apply, please visit out CONTACT page or call us on 07504 954510.



  • This session is 3.5 hours.

  • Up to 8 authors

  • This course includes trainer-led discussion, written tasks, individual and group activities, and facilitated action planning.

  • This session includes a training workbook

  • To find out more about the 21st Century Author programme and to apply, please visit out CONTACT page or call us on 07504 954510.

The course felt very comprehensive. It’s been fantastic to have had this opportunity to share experiences with other authors in a similar position and draw on such a wealth of valued experiences offered by the trainers.

- Lydia Syson