School Visits and Workshops


Julia is available for readings and workshops at schools and organizations in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has previously worked with the Scottish Book Trust, as an author on the Live Literature program, working in schools throughout Scotland's central belt. 

Julia has worked extensively with teenagers (12-17) in workshop settings, as well as with aspiring adult writers! Her possible workshop topics include querying and pitching, writing tropes, LGBT+ representation in fiction, fantasy world-building, developing characters and voice. 

She is happy to visit schools or non-profit youth organizations within Seattle city for free, provided the school purchases 10+ copies of her books for classroom or library use.

For schools or other organizations further afield, please contact her for rates.

Example Workshops

StoryCon, Workshop Leader, with the Scottish Book Trust 

Presentation Title: "What's in a Name?"

Covered: Stereotypes associated with names, how place names can influence world building, cultural appropriation and how to avoid it in naming conventions. 

Given to a group of 32 students, aged 13-18. 

Prince's Trust Wolfson Centre, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Ct, Glasgow G5 9JP, UK


High School Visit, combined with LGBT+ Representation Workshop via the Scottish Book Trust 

Reading, and Presentation titled: LGBT+ representation in fiction

Covered: Where to find LGBT+ books, book recommendations for everyone, the unique ability of fantasy to create new worlds free of prejudice.

Given to a group of 40 students, aged 15-16.

Vale of Leven Academy, Main St, Alexandria G83 0BH, UK