Author Set To Tour Primary Schools In Cumbria

Popular children’s author Fay Evans is undertaking a tour of primary schools in Cumbria in June to inspire young readers and share her latest book.

The week-long tour by the author of rhyming stories for fabulously illustrated books has been organised by Cumbria County Council’s Library Services for Schools team. Fay will be visiting nine primary schools across Cumbria from the 10th to the 14th June 2019 to share her new book Bob’s Beard.

Fay is looking forward to visiting primary schools in Maryport, Sedbergh, Barrow-in-Furness, Penrith, Kendal and Cockermouth. Her author visits include lots of audience participation, props and cuddly characters, as well as actions and rhymes for the children to learn and join in with. 

Fay’s engaging storytelling sessions are suitable for primary school pupils from Pre School and Reception classes, right through to Year 6. As well as reading her latest book, Fay will be answering questions from young readers and budding writers about life as a children’s author.

Jane McFie, Senior Schools Services Officer for Library Services for Schools in Cumbria says: “We are very excited to welcome Fay to Cumbria and are very much looking forward to her visits to the schools. Being relatively isolated geographically it is sometimes harder to attract authors to our part of the world, and we had an overwhelming response from schools when Fay’s visits were offered.  There is something special about children meeting authors, it brings books alive for them, and can be very inspiring.”

Children’s author Fay Evans says: “It’s great to have the opportunity to visit so many schools across Cumbria to meet the children and share my story. I’m really grateful for the help and support of the Library Services for Schools team in organising my first ever ‘mini tour’ – I hope it’s the first of many!”

The Cheshire-based author visits primary schools across the UK to share her stories, boost literacy and promote a love of reading and writing. To celebrate the launch of her latest book Bob’s Beard, Fay is currently offering free author visits to primary schools, with no attendance fee.

Fay’s latest book, Bob’s Beard, can be ordered from her website, along with her first rhyming story Fred The Fire-Sneezing Dragon.