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Kasia Matyjaszek

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Contact: kasia.matyjaszek@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am a picture book author and illustrator with a Masters degree in Illustration. My work has been shortlisted for the Macmillan Book Prize and Clairvoyants Competition. The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee written by Michelle Sloan and illustrated by me was shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018.


When I'm not busy making pictures in my studio, I work as a tutor at the University of Edinburgh and run creative workshops for children. My events usually include elements of reading, live drawing, acting and craft activities for everyone. Whether we are making books, building a giant dragon from recycled materials, creating book characters from random shapes, or painting using unconventional tools, the workshops are always a lot of fun. The sessions are focused on the process, experimentation and making up stories and pictures through creative play.

I'm also fluent in Polish and can deliver bilingual events.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Live drawing; Mentoring; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Gender equality; Picture books

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+