Author Events Online

From Monday 25th January until Tuesday 9th February, Liverpool Learning Partnership will be hosting a range of online author sessions that schools can access for both in school and home learning. These sessions will be accompanied by a range of support resources for schools and parents/carers to access. Schools can download the resources from their website and link to them through their virtual learning environment as well as using them with children learning in school.

Originally we were planning for sessions to be delivered via Zoom. However, due to the lockdown and many children now being educated at home. We’ve needed to change platform to one that can be easily accessed from home or school settings.

Accessing Author Sessions

Each session will be streamed through the following locations at the stated times:

LLP YouTube Channel:

LLP Twitter Account (via Periscope):

LLP Facebook Page:

Each session will be hosted by a member of Liverpool Learning Partnership staff and comments will be monitored and moderated. Session lengths are approximate and we’ll have more information about this nearer the time which we will post on the LLP website:

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Pippa Pixley events will not be able to go ahead. If you are booked for this session, you may wish to consider attending another session. We will look to see if we can rearrange this in the future.

The Arts Award Discover session for Secondary Special schools with Jennifer Killick is being rearranged. We will be in touch with schools taking part in this project.

Date and Time Approximate Length Author/Illustrator/Poet Age Range
Monday 25th January 9.30 45 mins Matt Goodfellow Y4+
Monday 25th January 1.30 1 hr Susannah Lloyd KS1
Thursday 28th January 9.30 1 hr Catherine Johnson Y4-7
Monday 28th January 1.30 1 hr Susannah Lloyd KS1
Friday 29th January 9.30 40 mins Smriti Halls KS1
Monday 1st February 9.30 1 hr Dom Conlon KS2
Monday 1st February 1.30 40 mins Marie Basting LKS2
Tuesday 2nd February 9.30 1 hr Karl Nova Y4-7
Tuesday 2nd February 1.30 1 hr Dom Conlon KS2
Wednesday 3rd February 9.30 50 mins Kathryn Evans Y8+
Thursday 4th February 9.30 1 hr Karl Nova Y4-7
Monday 8th February 9.30 1 hr Patrice Lawrence UKS2
Tuesday 9th February 9.30 1 hr Patrice Lawrence Y8+

The videos will be available for a short period of time (TBC) and then will be deleted from the platforms.

Supporting resources are being uploaded to

Attending schools will also receive copies of the author’s books as well as resources to help them embed them within the lessons. These will be distributed ahead of the sessions. You can also find books by the authors taking part in these events in our list. Feel free to share this list with members of your school community. Purchases through this link will allow LLP to receive 10% of sales (which will further help our charitable work in schools) and also will give 10% to independent bookshops.