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My name is Ben Oliver, I’m a Young-Adult Sci-Fi author of The Loop series. I have been writing since the moment I finished reading my first book. I am happy to be part of a panel discussion, I can deliver talks, and I can provide events such as: creative writing lessons; how to develop characters; how to include theme in your writing, etc. I have worked as a high school English teacher so I’m comfortable working with classes, and I have worked as a support worker for many years, so I have a lot of experience working with people with learning difficulties as well.
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Events can deliver
Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
English as an additional language (EAL); Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Adolescence; Adventure; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Friendship; Horror; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Science; Science fiction; Violence & abuse