Martin will visit the school to deliver two separate workshops to the year groups of the bidder’s choosing. The entertaining workshops draw on his experience in the classroom, and are tailored to both the BGE and the senior phase; exploring the writing process in a manner designed to both encourage students to pursue creative ambition, and take responsibility for developing their own work. The bidder will receive a signed copy of the book for their school library, and will be responsible for travel costs. 
Martin Stewart is a former English teacher and the author of Riverkeep, published in April 2016 by Penguin, and longlisted for this year’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Martin’s second book, The Sacrifice Box, will be released in 2017.