Maz Evans' Who Let the Gods Out? Book Tour!
Chicken House | Paperback £6.99
Come and make some mythological mayhem with author Maz Evans while learning some creative writing tips too. Inspired by the world of WHO LET THE GODS OUT?, Maz presents an Olympic serving of Greek mythology – as you’ve never seen it before.
Using mythology to demonstrate how to write your own stories, it is her belief that all stories follow a simple structure that can be used a million different ways – she uses this as a jumping off point for children to think about writing their own myths. She will also deploy the brilliant teaching staff to help her with some fun and interactive mythology mayhem to see who will be crowned King or Queen of the Gods.
The WHO LET THE GODS OUT? events are, like Maz Evans herself, always fun, zany, full of energy, and always have a strong educational message at their heart.
Timings: 1 hr event (including a Q&A), followed by a book signing. Talks can be adapted to audience age and time available.
Fee WAIVED! During the publicity book tour Chicken House will cover travel and accommodation costs and there will be no fee. In exchange we would expect excellent promotion of book sales ahead of the event and for the parents of all attending students to be informed that books will be available for sale. (PGBB will provide schools materials to assist with pre-event publicity, on-line and in-school pre-ordering, etc.)
Audience: Minimum size 100+ (no maximum) the more the merrier! Ages 7 – 11 years, Yrs 3 – 6.
Equipment Requirements: PowerPoint facilities.
please contact us as early as possible with your school's proposal for hosting an event.
Maz Evans brings the Greek gods bang up to date and into the modern world with her new heartwarming and humorous series, Who Let the Gods Out? Book 2, Simply the Quest, will be published in August 2017, but Chicken House will allow advance copies to be availble for our events with Maz in July.
Book 1 - Who Let the Gods Out? (Published February 2017)
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
Book 2 - Simply the Quest (Published August 2017 - Advance copies will be available at our events)
Elliot Hooper’s troubles are far from over. His mum’s health worsens, he’s struggling at school, and a bunch of anarchic Greek immortals have moved into his home – including teen goddess Virgo, who’s in trouble with the Zodiac. What’s more, death-daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large. As even more immortal allies and enemies emerge, Virgo and Elliot must learn how to be heroes …
Maz Evans began her writing career in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer and has also been a university lecturer. Most recently she founded Story Stew – a creative writing programme that visits primary schools and literary festivals around the UK. This creative and inventive business is one that Maz is hugely passionate about, and was her personal answer to finding a creative outlet and role that fitted in around her family life. Who Let the Gods Out? is her first novel and was Waterstone's Book of the Month: