“I have no hesitation in providing a glowing testimonial for Liz Flanagan.  Her events are filled with an eloquence and an enthusiasm that is infectious.  She has an innate ability to capture the imaginations and create intrigue among young readers developing an excellent rapport and providing a full and inspiring account of her creative processes.  Liz is a hugely exciting new talent and is talented in stimulating and motivating young people to read.” 

Jake Hope, Reading Development and Children’s Book Consultant


"Liz had the young people utterly engaged by both her reading from her recent YA novel Eden Summer, and subsequent talk about her life as a writer and Q & A session.  She had an extremely good manner with the group and there was an easy, natural rapport between her and the young people asking questions about writing, which had threaded through it her own genuine and infectious love of reading.  I can thoroughly recommend Liz as a reader for schools.”

Anna Taylor, Arvon


“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


“Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with, her session-planning and preparation were meticulous and her delivery was thought provoking and inspiring. Liz is sensitive to different writers' needs and abilities and ran a very creative workshop that resulted in some fantastic writing.  We would love her to come back and work with us again.” 

Janine Bullman, Word of Mouth Writing Group 


“I would recommend Liz’s approach, attitude and demeanour to anyone wanting to promote literature with young (and old) people. She was able to take her technical skill and creativity to craft a bespoke story to use as part of the session. This was further aided by Liz’s manner which wove the magic of the story tighter together, creating spell binding sessions.” 

Grant Lowe, National Trust

School Visits

I can deliver assembly talks, readings and creative writing workshops, working at Key Stages 1, 2 & 3. To find out more and to book me for your school, please contact Authors Aloud here

Workshops in other settings

I have worked with groups from pre-school to postgraduate level, as well as working with adults who have no previous writing experience. I can create a tailored workshop for your group. Please contact me to find out my availability and discuss your requirements. 

Liz in Classroom

Teachers' notes

Teachers' notes for EDEN SUMMER are available to download here, written by Radhiah Chowdhury of Scholastic Australia.