Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesA huge congratulations to the amazing @JosephACoelho from everyone here in Leicester! https://t.co/08UeUHiUUL1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: We met a real life author this week and we loved it! A huge thank you to Jo Simmons for joining us and inspiring us to r…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThe final day of Author Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors yesterday @MitchAuthor, @mossmontmomery, and @alexsheppard for joining us. Thank you to @SandfieldClose, @braunstone_cps, @RollestonPri, @Slaterprimary, @EyresMonsellPri for hosting our authors. https://t.co/cYzNncsYNd1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors today @SerenaKPatel and @lthompsonwrites for joining us in person. Thank you to @DovelandsLeic, @CharnwoodSchool, Folville Junior and @ParksPrimary for hosting our authors. https://t.co/O3EDVabHha1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesIt was great spending the day with you at @DovelandsLeic and @WolseyHouse. Thank you! https://t.co/IaqMXyxvgm1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors yesterday @cath_howe, @JenniferKillick and @joanna_simmons for joining us in person. Thank you to @WolseyHouse, @InglehurstJun, @PrimaryMarriott for hosting our authors. https://t.co/wtoHNyRjDE1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors on Monday @simonjamesgreen and Tom Palmer for joining us in person. Thank you to @GranbyPrimary, @BuswellsLodge, Shenton Primary and St John the Baptist for hosting our authors. https://t.co/Ea0ZnnfDOK1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesAuthor Month on Tour! Thank you so much to our fantastic authors on Monday @jabberworks and @sharnajackson for joining us in person. Thank you to @fields_st, @SJS_trips, @GlebelandsLeic and Wyvern for hosting our authors. https://t.co/uVsqJUDw601 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDay 14 of Author Month on Tour today. Thank you so much to our fantastic author @JustoneSteve for joining us in person. Thank you to @AvenuePrimarySc and @WhitehallPriSch for hosting our author! https://t.co/8jFQiNCzKq1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesDay 13 of Author Month on Tour today. Thank you to our fantastic authors @andyseedauthor, @simonjamesgreen & @JustoneSteve for joining us in person. Thank you to Barley Croft, @LindenPrimary, @GranbyPrimary, @WolseyHouse, @SandfieldClose, and @SJS_trips for hosting our authors https://t.co/Exlwiwm7yV2 months ago

Authors ‘On Tour’

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 sonia.dayal@sdsa.net