Andrew Weale

Andrew is a children’s picture book author and winner of the prestigious Red House Children’s Book Award. As a children’s poet, he won the 2019 Caterpillar Prize with his poem Wonder-pudderful. He has lectured on children's writing at Winchester University and gives popular visits to many schools and festivals.

Describe your approach to teaching
My sessions are fun and interactive. Students learn through teaching approaches such as group work, practical writing activities, discussion and sharing of creative work. I strongly encourage learning by doing.

What inspires your own work?
My own life and loves. In my first picture book, I gave myself the birthday that I always wanted. In Spooky Spooky House I indulged my love of ‘monster’ stories.

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