Sometimes attempts to describe events can’t do them justice. The launch of Eye Can Write and Teach Us Too was one such evening – enjoyable, unforgettable, magical, fun. Surrounded by my family, friends and supporters my book was loved into existence and set free to the public.
When I wanted to launch my book with a prayer I had no idea the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby would be able to come! It was a huge honour to welcome him and hear his prayer, and I am very grateful he squeezed me into his busy schedule. But he wasn’t my only special guest. Before the event began I witnessed the bizarre scenario of my mother introducing Archbishop Justin to Sir Michael Morpurgo.
Sir Michael’s reading of an extract of my book was captivating, the room stilled as he brought my words to life. Bantering with him during questions and answers was a lot of fun. My beautiful sister, Susannah, read my speech and poem with a poise beyond her nine years, and stunned the room in the process. Thursday was not just about my book and Sarah did a wonderful introduction to all that we stand for in Teach Us Too.
My book is available on Amazon and in all good book stores
You can find out more about my charity here: www.teachustoo.org.uk
Below are some clips from the launch evening.