"Robert's true-life tales of big snakes and zombie hunts put the Dangerous Book for Boys in the shade. He has the innate ability to make the world seem more dangerous, exciting and full of possibility; and a marvellous knack of communicating with young people without patronising. I can't recommend him highly enough! "
Adrian Turpin, Director Wigtown Literary festival
My favourite thing (apart from searching for lost cities) is giving talks in schools. Or at festivals. Or in bookshops. To children of all ages.
My talks are different. I teach the audience how to catch a giant snake- and I bring my snake catching gear along. I teach children how ZOMBIES are actually REAL and how to find one for yourself. I teach tots how to do a few jujitsu holds as used in the Steven Seagal film Under Siege. I explain how to avoid a charging bear. I show everyone the right way to wear a bedouin headscarf during a sandstorm. And I tell them what its really like to experience a big adventure.
I talk about how every big adventure is a lot of little adventures added together.
I talk about the connections between stories and adventures. And I encourage children to write their own 50 word micro adventures. If they send it to me I'll post it on this site.
As you can imagine this kind of thing goes down a STORM. I have had a teacher tell me that an eleven year old boy, who had never participated in any writing at all, was motivated to write his own 100 word micro adventure. It was the first writing exercise he had shown interest in! I was told 'it was the most words he'd ever written at one time'.
Fees: I charge the Society of Authors agreed rate which is £150 a session. This works out to about half a morning. For a full day I charge £450. For half a day £300. If you can't afford these fees get in touch as there be some way of working something out.
Contact my website email which is robtwigger (at) gmail.com
"Robert Twigger's talk at the University of Sheffield was encouraging, inspiring and funny! Robert's perspective on life after university was a breath of fresh air- something that was definitely appreciated by students wanting to do something different after university! A guest speaker that we would recommend"
Lucy Brown- Careers Secretary Sheffield University Geography Society
For adults I have given talks on leadership, innovation and motivation to Procter and Gamble, Oracle computing, Maersk shipping, SAB Miller and many others.
Email robtwigger(at)gmail.com for more information or phone my agent.
Aitken Alexander Associates
18-21 Cavaye Place
London SW10 9PT
tel: 0044 207 373 8672
telefax: 0044 207 373 6002