Sept 26th – Booktrust event for school librarians , Derby
Oct 14th – Talk for Summer Reading Challenge Vols, Nottingham
Nov 18th – Q&A about Blood Tracks- Nottingham Girls’ High School
Dec 2nd- Year group talk and class workshops – The Becket School
Dec 5th – Year group talk and class workshop – Trent College
Jan 28th -Crime Writing Workshops – Rushcliffe School
Jan 29th – Crime Writing Workshops – Rushcliffe School
Feb 4th – Event for Rib Valley Book Award- Freman College
Feb 7th – North East Teen Book Award Ceremony – Newcastle
March 3 – Author Talks Year Groups – Ashfield School
March 6th – Author event for World Book Day- Wilmslow High
March 19th – BASH (St.Helens Book Award Ceremony)
March 28th – Presenting Derbyshire Children’s Book Award – Chesterfield Library
April 1st – First Story. Writing Workshops ‘I Have A Dream’ with East Midlands Schools. University of Nottingham.
April 15th- Appearing on BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast Show
April 23rd – ‘The Edge’ YA readers event for World Book Night at Droitwich Library, Worcestershire.
April 30th – Launch at Bromley House Library of Nottingham’s UNESCO bid to be a ‘City of Literature.’
May 19th – Presenting creative writing awards at The Royal Concert Hall ceremony for ‘Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2014′.
May 22nd- Leeds Book Award Ceremony at Leeds Civic Hall. Blood Tracks is shortlisted.
June 1st – Ashfield School. Workshops with classes from Years 7 and 8.
July 10th- Weston Favell Academy . Talk and workshops with Years 7,8 and 9.
July 16th- Ormiston Ilkeston Academy – Talk and workshops with Years 7,8 and 9.
July 27th – BBC Radio Nottingham reviewing Sunday Papers on The John Holmes Show.
September – begin weekly workshopwith students at Nottingham Emmanuel School as their First Story writer in residence.
October 11th- Workshop at The Nottingham Kids’ Festival of the Imagination
November 12th – Talks and workshops at Colonel Frank Seely School
November 17th -Talk for ‘Booktrust’ event to North West School Librarians – Liverpool.
Weekly workshops for ‘First Story’ at Nottingham Emmanuel School
Jan 17th – Presenting Notts Festival Flash Fiction award – Nottingham Castle
Feb 17th – Seminar for BA Creative Writing Students – Nottingham University
Feb 28th – UKYA Extravaganza Event at Waterstones High Street Birmingham
March 2nd- Ashfield School- Author Talks and workshops to Year7 & 8.
March 4th – Nottingham University First Story Event workshop.
March 5th- Nottingham Emmanuel School – Creative writing workshops Years 7,8,12
March 6th – Nottingham Girls School Interview
March 13th – Joseph Whitaker School – Author talks and workshops Years 8,9 6th form
March 19th – Kirkburton Middle School Huddersfield – Workshops Year 7,8
March 26th – Northampton Academy – Workshops Year 9.
April 28th – Seminar for BA 2nd Year Creative and Professional Writing Students.
May 15th- Nottingham Young Creative Awards- Nottingham Playhouse
May 24th – The John Holmes Show BBC Radio Nottingham
June 4th – Derby Book Festival- Noel Baker School, Da Vinci Community School, Long Eaton School.
June 22nd- Launch of First Story anthology at Nottingham Emmanuel School.
June 24th – Bromley House Library Literary Awards Evening.
June 27th – Lowdham Book Festival. Readings from ‘These Seven’
June 29th- Skinners’ Academy talks to Year 7 & 8.
July 1st – Nottingham Girls’ High School. Summer reading talks.
July 17th – Launch of the Big City Read, ‘These Seven’, Council House Nottingham
Sept onwards- Weekly workshops at Nottingham Academy Ransom Road as First Story writer in residence
Sept 17th – LMH Oxford University First Story ‘Young Writers’ Festival’.
Sept 19th – Waterstones Nottingham 7 pm ‘These Seven’ author readings and Q&A
Sept 24th – West Bridgford Library. Panel reading and Q&A ‘These Seven’.
Oct 8th – Reading and talk to Nottingham YA Refugee Forum
Oct 10th – UKYA Extravaganza 1-3 at Waterstones Nottingham
Oct 17th- Chairing UKMG Extravaganza 1-4 Nottingham Central Library.
Nov 20th – Talk and workshop at Nottingham City Hospital’s Maggie Centre.
Nov 27th- Fernwood School – Talk to Year 8
Nov 30th -Farnborough Academy – workshop with Year 7
Dec 3rd- The Becket -Year 9 Talk and workshops
Dec 6th- These Seven – Tram readings!
21 workshops over two terms with Nottingham Academy Ransom Road as ‘First Story’ writer- in- residence
March 7th – Nottingham University Young Writers Regional Festival – workshops.
March 15th – Book Group talk
April 6th – Author talk at Holy Spirit Social Centre
April 17th – Review papers John Holmes Show BBC Radio Nottingham
April 20th- Patron of East Midlands School Library Association. First meeting Oakham School, Rutland.
June 11th – Nottingham Waterstones- teaching 4 week course on ‘Writing for Young Adults’
July 11th – Arnold Hill School – Workshop for Trent Schools Literature Festival
July 14th – Rushcliffe School – Author talks to Year 8
July 14th- Farnborough Academy – Workshop and talks
July 15th – Launch of ‘Stories from The Edge’ to the London School Library Group at CILIP HQ, London
July 20th – Launch of ‘Straight Outta Ransom’ First Story Anthology.
September 17th- UKYACX event at Newcastle City Library.
September 21st- First Story Young Writers’ Festival Oxford University.
September -June – First Story Writer in Residence at Farnborough Academy- weekly workshops
September 28th – Farnborough Academy – taster session
November 5th – #Lovereading Reading Chair event- West Bridgford Library
November 8th -Nottingham University seminar for CPW students
December 1st – Speaker at 10 years of The Brilliant Book Award event- Mansfield Library
December 5th- Author talk and workshops Year 9 – The Becket School
Jan 15th – BBC Radio Nottingham Reviewing Sunday papers on John Holmes Show
Jan 26th- Rushcliffe School Talk
Feb 7th – Rushcliffe School Crime Writing Workshops Year 8
Feb 23rd- Rushcliffe School Crime Writing Workshops Year 8
Feb 28th – Sir John Cass & Redcoat School, London – Author talks Year 8 & 9
March 1st- Arnold Hill Academy – Author Talk Year 7
March 2nd- Bingley Grammar – Author talks Year 7 for World Book Day
March 24th – Nottingham University English Dept – creative writing seminar
March 30th – Northwich, Hartford School – Year 8