Looking for more in Writing and Authors or Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour?

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Joseph Coelho

Apply now to host Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho at your school in Orkney, the Western Isles, or Highland in May 2023.

Multi award-winning poet, playwright, author, and 2022–2024 Waterstones Children's Laureate, Joseph Coelho is coming to Orkney, the Western Isles, and Highland for a week jam-packed with fantastic school and library events.

During his visit to your school, Joseph will talk about his journey to becoming a poet and share his poems and stories to make you smile, laugh, feel brave and more! Joseph will share tips on creating your very own poems using his unmissable Poetry Prompts(this will open in a new window), which he launched during his time as the Children’s Laureate in partnership with BookTrust – so you can become a poet too!

You will need a way to display PowerPoint slides stored on a USB, and a flipchart and pens for Joseph.

Joseph is also open to hosting his event outside in nature. If you'd like to discuss this option, let us know in your application.

Find out more about Joseph Coelho(this will open in a new window)

When: 15–19 May 2023

Who: Primary schools

Where: Your school (Orkney, Western Isles, Highland)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P1–4 (Rural schools with a smaller school roll are welcome to include older pupils too)

Audience size: Entire/multiple year groups or assembly preferred. Applications welcome from smaller cluster schools.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29 March, 12 noon

Apply now

Please note: The above link is to apply to host Joseph Coelho at your school. You can also apply to bring pupils to Joseph's event at Orkney Library or apply to bring pupils to Joseph's event at Stornoway Library.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)