Author Visits and News

We love meeting authors, poets and creative writers. Students enjoy finding out about their books and writing tips.

Bolton Children’s Fiction Award Ceremony 2017

A group of thirteen students from years 7-9 attended the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award ceremony at Bolton School on Thursday 6th July. The storyteller John Kirk compared the event and all the students listened to a question and answer session with the...

Jenny McLachlan Visit

It is always wonderful to meet an author and the visit another school hosting the event is special too. Thank you to Sophie year 7 for sharing her comments about the event. When we went to see Jenny McLachlan… On the 5th May, eleven year 7 went to Turton High School...

Author Visit: Garth Nix at Turton School

A group of students were able to catch up with the author Garth Nix at Turton School as part of his book tour. The students were asked why they wanted to meet the author; “Because I love his books” and “To learn about his books” were a couple of the comments. All the...

Author Visit: Joseph Delaney

It is always exciting to have authors in school or to go and meet an author at another school. This half term we have been fortunate to have Caroline Lawrence visit during book week and since our last newsletter the amazing Spooks author Joseph Delaney came to talk to...

Caroline Lawrence Visit launched book week

Caroline Lawrence the author of the Roman Mysteries visited Canon Slade School on Monday 27th February. Our book club students were invited to have a special Q & A lunchtime treat with Caroline. "We all enjoyed this brilliant experience of having a real life...

Author Visit – Caroline Lawrence 2017

Dear Parent/Carer We are very excited to inform you that the author Caroline Lawrence will be visiting Canon Slade School on Monday 27th February period 4 in the chapel. Caroline’s visit is part of our Book Week activities and it is wonderful that year 7 have been...

Author Visit Peadar O Guilin on Monday 6th February 2017

A group of year 8 and 9 students had the pleasure of meeting the author Peadar O Guilin on Monday 6th February. Peadar O'Guilin is a powerful and original new voice in YA fiction but has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. He attended the same...

Chris Riddell Visit November 2016

Canon Slade School was thrilled to be the host for the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell on Wednesday 16th November. The event was organised by Bolton Schools Libraries Service and the Booktrust. Other secondary and primary schools came to the event to listen to Chris...

Andy Briggs Visit 9th November 2016

All year 8 had the amazing opportunity to listen to the action, adventure author Andy Briggs on Wednesday 9th November in the chapel. Andy Briggs last visited Canon Slade in 2010. Andy encouraged everyone to write as writing creates everything that we watch, read,...

Author Gallery

  • Joseph Delaney - 2012
  • Mike Garry - 2013
  • Dan Freedman - 2014
  • Cathy Cassidy - February 2015
  • Alan Gibbons - 2014
  • Dave Cryer - 2014
  • Chris Bradford - February 2015
  • Bali Rai - 2014

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