Category: Events

Barnes Literary Festival 2021

My most recent news is that Barnes Literary Festival has offered me a spot to do a 45-minute event. I will be presenting my interactive storytelling! If you know some mini people who love acting, singing and generally bouncing around but mostly on the spot then this event is for you! We will be starting at 12 (midday)!

Please do join me and you will receive a signed copy of my children’s book afterwards if you would like to purchase one, they are £6.99p.

Pigeon is really looking forward to meeting everybody!

 

 

Interviewed on Vince Stephenson’s live YouTube Podcast – Boomers On Books

On the 5th April 2021, I was invited to be interviewed on Boomers On Books live YouTube podcast.

If you would like to watch it, please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/jTiSl4IUwPU

Co-host of Boomers On Books, Vince Stephenson (author of the invaluable book ‘The Fear Doctor’) is such a nice chap. He really helps with making one feel calm, relaxed and he asked some really interesting questions. I thoroughly enjoyed this new experience.

I was lucky enough to have my two author friends that I met on Twitter supporting my podcast, namely Joanna Paulson and George Yushasv. Each is a talented, award-winning and best-selling author. They are hugely inspirational and I wholeheartedly recommend seeking out their Twitter profiles.

As you know, I love designing posters to compliment my literary experience and The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden; so discover another below!

 

 

 

 

Book your virtual creative writing workshop today!

Ref: Virtual English Creative Writing Workshop includes competition and interactive storytelling with author Serena Hassan

If you would be interested in booking a virtual interactive creative writing workshop for Years 4 to 6 and/or an interactive storytelling events for Reception Class to Year 3. These have been highly successful and have been described as “inspiring, engaging and linking well to the National Curriculum,” (see review attached).

The workshop will be based on my award-winning book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ which raises environmental awareness and other important positive life messages.

Purpose: To inspire children through a discussion of the positive themes that underpin my book that include perseverance, self-belief and courage through a colourful visually animated PowerPoint presentation and creative writing competition.  I would also discuss my experience as an author, the creative process and publishing work in an imaginative way.

Format: The workshop comprises two sessions a minimum of 40 minutes each.  The workshop can be customised according to your school’s requirements and includes an activity pack.

Please email me at: serenahassan@icloud.com

Currently taking bookings for ‘Virtual English Creative Writing Workshops!

I am excited to announce that I have been delivering exciting and inspiring creative writing competitions

for 10 and 11-year-olds. I am about to receive 80 imaginative stories and 80 eco campaigns to read and decide who will be the three winners per category and not forgetting the finalists. I am very excited!

 

#Create-your-own-eco-pigeon

After my interactive storytelling with Esher Church School, I asked the children to create their very own ‘eco pigeons’, out of household rubbish. I was most impressed to be sent these amazing creations. I decided to create this hashtag #Create-your-own-eco-pigeon for all of the eco pigeons I receive.

Have a look below, they are adorable.

Esher Church School – Virtual interactive storytelling

I am delighted to share with you my first ‘virtual’ storytelling which I delivered to 60, 4-year-olds at Esher Church School on 10th March 2021 to celebrate World Books.

Here is a video of my experiences ⬇️

 

PIGEON’S COMPETITION

Dear readers,

The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden and I have designed a lovely competition for your little ones. Every age is welcome and we look forward to receiving your wonderful creations!

See below for details:

 

12th March – The Rowens Prep School

Hello readers,

I was invited to The Rowens for their Eco Arts Festival. The children made some delightful artworks out of plastic bottle lids.

I had the opportunity to go into all of the classes individually, they were all very sweet. One boy asked how old I was and I said 105 and he looked hugely alarmed. I then responded with “only kidding, how old do you think I am?” and he promptly responded “61?”, and that was that!

I thought the school was lovely and the pupils were polite and enthusiastic. It was a special experience to be part of such an important topic.

NEWS FLASH! I have been selected for…

Barnes Literature Festival! This time last year when I went to watch other author’s read their stories at Barnes Literature Festival I never thought and always hoped that one day I would have this opportunity, so as you can imagine I am extremely excited!

I will let you know when my slot is, it will either be on 13th or 14th June 2020!