Our amazing author week has been running in Leicester since 2014 and consists of a week long, fun-filled event in which a number of highly inspirational children’s authors take over the Tigers Stadium to work with Leicester pupils. Over the week approximately 5000 children have the opportunity to meet and work with a great selection of authors.
Since 2019-20, Whatever it Takes decided to take the event ‘on tour’ giving a larger number of children the experience an author visit in their own schools. In 2019, 54 schools were visited over 9 days by 20 authors: that’s over 9500 pupils with an author experience!
In 2021 due to lockdown we moved all sessions online where 20 authors delivered 54 sessions over 12 days. 2538 books were purchased and sent into 48 schools. Approximately 12,838 pupils engaged in the author talk sessions and approximately 3771 pupils engaged in the masterclass sessions.
This year we expanded our timeframe and took Authors 'on tour' for the whole month of June 2022. 26 authors, delivered 76 sessions over 18 days. 2264 books ordered and sent into 43 schools. Approximately 9396 pupils in engaged in the author talk sessions and approximately 3912 pupils engaged in the masterclass sessions.
Take a look at the 2022 line up!
The line up for 2023 will be revealed in February 2023! Authors 'On Tour' will take place from 12th June to 23rd June. For further information please contact email@example.com