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Stuart Reid

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Contact: mr.stuart@hotmail.com
Local authority: Falkirk
Languages: English
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A full-time children's author since 2012, I have performed in over 2,000 schools, libraries and book festivals around Britain and Ireland, and throughout the world (including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and Australia). My book events are designed to engage and inspire children, especially boys and reluctant readers, to love reading. My largest live audience (so far) has been 800 pupils aged between 5-11 years old.

My creative writing workshops inspire young writers around plot, setting, character development, genres and starter strategy. Afterwards, schools will receive 26 creative writing exercises and lesson plans to use.

My 7th book was awarded silver medal at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and my debut novel took Silver Seal at the Forward National Literature Awards.

"Stuart Reid is a force of nature! Engaging, educational and extremely entertaining, Stuart is a master of his craft. We had a wonderful time at the Belfast Book Festival and would welcome him back in a heart beat!" - Keith Acheson, Director, Belfast Book Festival

"Simply the best author performance I have EVER seen in 15 years of teaching. The best by a long mile" - Mr Mashiter, deputy head teacher, St Mary's Primary School, Blackburn

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

Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Friendship; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

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