I've held many workshops at schools and libraries, showing children (and adults!) how to draw characters from my books using simple techniques that they can apply to their own drawing and storytelling. I have also appeared at events such as the Cheltenham and Oxford Literary Festivals, the latter as part of a discussion panel on humour in children's books.
Selected past events and appearances: Cheltenham Literature Festival, Oxford Literary Festival, Barnes Children's Literary Festival, FCBG Conference 2023, Henley Literary Festival, Bradford Literature Festival.
If you're interested in hosting a virtual event or drawing workshop, get in touch! This could be great for schools or libraries that are a bit out of reach of a day trip or for when the world is thrown into chaos.
For any event related queries, please do get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
You can find useful info and advice on arranging author visits on the Booktrust website
Upcoming Public Events
24th June / Barnes Children's Literary Festival 2023
+ 2 more to be announced! Check back soon.
"Matty's drawing workshop was a real hit - the children were totally engaged, and Matty encouraged and inspired artistic talents in everyone with his simple instructions and demonstrations of his terrific book characters. Great fun!"
Gayla Rowling, Leiston Library Manager
"Matty's Super Happy Magic Forest workshop is perfect for all budding illustrators no matter what their age. Matty has created an easy to follow draw-a-long and he helps you through the process with great tips for making your characters super magical and unique. Both children and their parents absolutely loved the workshop and we cannot wait to host Matty's event again."
Tales On Moon Lane Bookshop