Nominee Visits - In-person events


One of the most exciting parts of the Forest of Reading is when nominees get to connect with their young fans. We encourage program registrants to reach out to the authors and have them visit in person or virtually.

Consider having nominated authors & illustrators visit for book talks, workshops or a Q&A. Having nominees connect with readers is a great way to form connections with books. Any budding young authors will get a first-hand encounter that may further develop their interest in writing.

The Forest of Reading likes to promote nominees as many wish to book school and library visits. Information for each author and illustrator is available through the nominee pages. We encourage you to go to each of the nominees webpages on the password portion of the website to contact them about visits. If the nominee is a member of Authors’ Booking Service (ABS), they can be booked directly through ABS.

To help you find any nominee’s website more easily, go to the password-protected portion of the website and click on Nominees.

Registered participants of the Forest have access to ‘How to host an author visit – tips and tricks’ on the password portion of the site.

Funding Opportunities for Author Visits English