SCHOOL VISITS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Philip Womack  is available to give lectures on a variety of subjects at schools, societies and universities. See below for calendar of events.

Philip  is an experienced school visitor, and is available to give readings, talks and creative writing workshops. Please go to the CONTACT page to get in touch. Rates on application.

In the meantime, here are some nice things that people have said:


'A huge thank you for coming to Kensington last week to share The Liberators with the children. They were all transfixed during your reading and many of them have rushed off to buy their own copy.'
Thomas' Kensington 

'They were gripped.  And the interactive bit for the younger ones was great.'
Ravenstone School, Gloucester Road. 

'Thank you so much for coming in today and giving so much of your time and energy to help the young creative minds of Grey Coats! Your lesson was fantastic and a lot of them used what you had taught to write some brilliant beginnings to stories after lunch.' Greycoats Hospital School, Victoria

'We all really enjoyed the morning. Various staff reported quite a 'buzz' around the school as the boys spoke about the readings, meeting you and having their books signed!'
Ludgrove School, Berkshire



The author sharing a joke.
'The boys obviously loved listening to the novel and talking to you and I was told this morning about a rather reluctant reader found in dorm avidly glued to The Liberators.'
Pilgrims, Winchester

'Thank you so much for yesterday. The girls really enjoyed your visit.'
St Teresas, Surrey

'Thank you again for your visit today. The feed-back from the boys has been most positive and I have no doubt that many will now be asking their parents to purchase your books!'
Christchurch Cathedral School, Oxford

'We all enjoyed meeting you and I am extremely grateful to you for making the effort to come and give a splendid talk.'
Dorset House Preparatory School, West Sussex



Recent Talks:

The Author's Club: A reading of "Hob's Hollow", by Philip Womack

Royal Holloway University: On classical elements in his fiction

Harrow School: On Revenge Tragedy

The Author's Club: On Love in the Metamorphoses

The How To Academy: On Greek Mythology and Greek Tragedy.

What people are saying:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the event today.  It was packed, informative, entertaining and very good value for money.  Philip Womack was fantastic - so passionate and inspiring and he totally succeeded in making a very erudite and even possibly dry subject accessible to a total novice like myself." J.P on How To Read Greek Tragedy


Carolyn on The Guide to Greek Mythology: The perfect engaging venue and the perfect speaker time flew as did Phillip a wildly enthusiastic and hugely knowledgeable speaker a conveyor of knowledge at whistle-stop speed i wrote copious notes as his enthusiasm was infectious..all delivered with humour and engagement. ... Marvellous evening ..time flew .learnt so much and now hope to Bluff with the best of them. *****

Philip & Debra:  A fascinating talk by Philip Womack whose knowledge, enthusiasm and humour made a complex subject very understandable, and left you keen to learn more. *****  Steve

Kirsty:  One of the most fun talks I've been to in recent years. A brilliant and entertaining evening at the London Sketch Club. The venue itself is a nod to historic London and provided a unique backdrop to this lively and informative event. The speaker had an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject and the talent to present it so that even a complete Greek Mythology novice - like myself - was able to understand the complexities of ancient times. I walked away with a head full of knowledge and not a clue how to use it. A great evening. ****

OCTOBER 2018

Coutts Lecture, Harrow School


 JULY 2018

5th July Classics for All Workshop  

JUNE 2018

22nd June Cokethorpe School

18th June North London Collegiate


MARCH 2018

20th March Wellington Primary School

2nd March City Heights Academy

1st March World Book Day Visit to the John Roan


FEBRUARY 2018

27th February Highfields Primary

26th February Halley Primary

22nd February Stebon Primary School

OCTOBER 2017

19th October John Roan School (Patron of Reading)

7th October Cheltenham Festival

SEPTEMBER 2017

AUGUST 2017

TBC Pickled Pepper Books Creative Writing Workshops

JULY 2017

28th July Young Adult Literature Convention


JUNE 2017

1st June 2017 Talk to MRes Classics Students at Royal Holloway




MAY 2017

25th May John Roan School, Patron of Reading

5th May Forest Gate School, Newham


APRIL 2017

26th April Harrow School

3rd & 4th April THE IMAGINATORS with Zanna Davidson at Manns of Cranleigh.  Buy tickets here.

MARCH 2017

16th March Royal Holloway, Egham - Boilerhouse Reading, 6pm


6th March Oundle Literary Festival

3rd March Goffs School, Cheshunt

2nd March John Roan School - Patron of Reading


FEBRUARY 2017

28th February Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Workshops, Stepney Green Maths & Computing College

17th February Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Workshops, Idea Store Canary Wharf

16th February Lancing Prep  

14th February Idea Store Canary Wharf

9th February Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Workshops at Guardian Angels and St Anne's Primary Schools


DECEMBER 2016

6th December John Roan School - Patron of Reading


 NOVEMBER 2016

15th November Sacred Heart School, Lambeth


AUGUST 2016

23rd August Edinburgh Literary Festival

JULY 2016

1st July Visit to Chipping Campden Schools

2nd July Jane Austen College, Norwich

11th July Visit to Fortismere School

26th July Into the Wild Children's Book Festival 

JUNE 2016

1st June Panel Event: Wild Children at Waterstones Piccadilly with Caroline Lawrence, Anthony McGowan and Katherine Rundell

9th June Launch of THE KING'S REVENGE, Daunts Cheapside

14th June Dulwich Preparatory School

24th June Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic School, Lambeth

28th June Idea Store, Tower Hamlets

29th June John Roane School

MAY 2016

3rd May Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival with Sally Gardner

7th May Chipping Camden Literature Festival

14th May Barnes Literary Festival

20th May Wimborne Literary Festival - cancelled

26th May Shavington Academy, Crewe


APRIL 2016

27th - 30th April Sharjah International Children's Book Festival

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