Liz Flanagan Author

Author Liz Flanagan

Age range of audience:  Ages 7 to 11

Liz is passionate about storytelling and creativity, aiming to boost children's confidence with enjoyable and interactive sessions. She uses her middle-grade fantasy novels 'Rise of the Shadow Dragons' and 'Dragon Daughter' (winner of the Leeds Book Award and Calderdale Book of the Year) to invite the children to imagine magical creatures and stories of their own. Liz has completed the Writers in Schools training programme with the National Literacy Trust, and holds a current DBS certificate and PLI insurance (via the National Association of Writers in Education).

Sessions can include:

Dragon Daughter Assembly Talk: lucky dip with magical objects to give story clues/Why do we love dragons?/Dragon Quiz/My favourite dragon books/Where did these ideas come from?/How is a book made?

KS2 Magical Creatures Workshop: painting pictures with words, describing magic eggs, colours and mythical beasts from around the world. Children invent a new creature in groups and then individually, and start a story to be continued after the session.


Liz Flanagan`s books


".. brilliant writing workshop with Liz Flanagan. The children were engaged from start to finish and responded enthusiastically to the well-paced and interactive morning - a good combination of extracts from the book and writing tips and ideas. Liz was so enthusiastic and positive with them they felt confident in sharing their dragon egg ideas and putting pen to paper. Furthermore they were keen to continue writing their descriptions after the visit and have been really enjoying the story of Dragon Daughter." Kim Lane, Year 6 Class Teacher, Denholme Primary School

"Liz's experience of events is evident from the start - she wonderfully engages the children quickly, asking questions, involving them in such an encouraging way and also giving them so much to think about." Corinne Gotch, School Events Manager, Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop

"Having Liz come into our class was a really enjoyable experience for the children. They loved listening to the stories and it was a great opportunity for them to ask an author about the writing and publishing process. Getting tips on developing their own stories was another highlight and they were clearly inspired to get writing! Thank you." Lucy Barker, Class Teacher, Hebden Royd School

Get in touch: 

Website Liz Flanagan website

Twitter   @lizziebooks