Book a Visit

As a teacher and youth worker, I’m very happy visiting schools, bookshops, youth centres and family community centres to run workshops on creative writing, map-making, and story world-building for children.

I offer three different types of workshops (outlined in the summary below you can download), as well as an amalgamation of all these into one fun, loud, interactive learning experience about my book The Animal Lighthouse, orangutans, mirages, animals, creating your own animal stories, farting crabs…and we also try speaking Icelandic!

For bookshops, I also do a special fact-fiction treasure hunt. And I also run story time and craft events for parents and toddlers.

Please visit my contacts page to make a booking!

Some testimonial quotes from teachers and pupils:

“Anthony was fantastic! He had the children captivated and engaged. There was a real buzz from staff and children about his visit. It was interactive and very funny!…As an aside my Ben is at St Francis so also had Anthony on Thursday. He has had his nose in his book all weekend so he definitely made an impression.” 
-Mrs Roxanne Simpson, Deputy Headteacher, SENCo & English Lead, Oldmixon Primary School

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed Anthony Burt’s interactive visit. He took them on a jolly and varied ride through the coastal inspiration for his book, endangered species of animals, and lightbulbs! He made every attempt to involve the school in the conversation as well as design their own island story setting. Enjoyed by all, many were inspired to read his book, The Animal Lighthouse, and have since shared how much they loved it!” -Redmaids Junior School

Alicia: The author was really funny, he made funny voices for the characters.

William: He was really good-he was just the best! I read a whole chapter of his book last night.

Mia: I liked that he was funny, he read the story to us in different voices.

Some more testimonials:

“We were fortunate to have the Author, Anthony Burt visit us to talk about his wonderful book, The Animal Lighthouse. The Year 3 Mable Class had such an amazing experience full of innovation and excitement with a hint of curiosity of what the characters in the book were like. The children loved all the characters but their favourite was the big toad because the author was able to bring it to life and it was really entertaining for the children to see. They loved the Q&A session that came after the story reading. The kids also loved that the author was so innovative about how he expressed his stories and they acknowledged how hard Anthony was working on all of his amazing books.” -Badock’s Wood Primary School

SW: I liked it when he was telling the story in his really funny voice.

JH: It was great to get bookmarks at the end.

HW: I liked finding out about his adventure.

NH: I really enjoyed the funny crab farting noise.