Events/School Visits

If you would like Paula to do an event at your school, festival or Literary event, see her Authors’ Aloud page.

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

June 18th – Review Sunday Papers BBC Radio Nottingham

June 21st – National Writing Day. Stories on the Tram event.

June 10th – Creative writing workshop for staff at Farnborough Academy

July 12th – Launch of FA First Story anthology ‘Word War III’

Sept 10th – Launch of ‘Missing Pieces’ (Maggie Centre) anthology. Waterstones, Nottingham

Sept 11 – Workshop to First story writers. Teach First, London.

Sept 19th – Workshops at LMH Oxford Uni for First Story Young Writers’ Festival

Sept 21st- Working with HMP Nottingham reading group.

From 27th Sept delivering weekly workshops for two terms to Farnborough Academy, Nottingham for First Story.

December 1st –  Talk at launch of Nottingham Brilliant Book Award.

December 4th – Year 9 author talk The Becket school.

2018 (Weekly creative writing workshops -Farnborough Academy)

January 4th – Publication date for SHELL.  Published by Scholastic.

Jan 10th – Launch Party for SHELL – Waterstones Nottingham

Jan 15th -19th – SHELL Blog Tour

Jan 21st- Review Sunday Papers John Holmes Show BBC Radio Nottingham

Jan 26th – Guest Author on Lucy Powrie #UKYAChat

Feb 6th –  Author talk – The Becket School

Feb 10th – Bloggers’ Book Feast panel event Scholastic HQ London

Feb 13th – CPD session delivered to English faculty – Farnborough Academy

Feb 28th – Author Talk – Rushcliffe School

March 1st- Author visit and workshops at Manor Academy, Mansfield Woodhouse

March 5th – Workshops for First Story Young Writers’ Festival at Nottingham University.

March 6th – Author talk, workshop Nottingham Girls’ High School

March 12th – Author talk, workshops – Emmanuel School

March 15th – Interview on Alan Clifford Show BBC Radio Nottingham

March 22nd- Author Talks to Yr 7 & 8 at Trent College

April 19th – Author Talk and workshops Manor Academy

April 23rd- Author Talk Carlton le Willows








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