I visit selected schools, bookshops, conferences, festivals and libraries, both in the UK and abroad, throughout the year, to talk to children about reading, writing and my books.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am equally happy to offer an online event instead, if you prefer and restrictions demand. These can also be pre-recorded.

To find out more about both my in person and online events please contact Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.

Photo © Bernhard Ludewig



Forthcoming public events

Hay Festival 2022 : Schools Programme

May 26, 2022, 13:00pm
at Hay Festival Friends Stage

Piers Torday THE WILD BEFORE KS2 | CA2 Festival Friends Stage Piers Torday inspired a generation of readers with his best-selling, award-winning trilogy The Last Wild. Now, readers can re-enter that w…

AFCC: The Role of Stories: Why We Write for Children

May 28, 2022, 6pm SGT, 11am GMT

Delighted to be taking part in the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2022. In this lecture I unpack the importance and function of stories in nurturing the development of children. I also delve int…

Wealden Literary Festival

June 25, 2022, 12:00
at Boldshaves Garden

Thrilled to be joining The Wealden Literary Festival this year for this special Wild Before event.   The Wild Before is a stunning prequel to Piers Torday’s award-winning, bestselling The Last Wi…

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2022

June 26, 2022, 12:00pm
at St. Osmund's Primary School

Barnes Children's Literature Festival 2022

Delighted to be returning to this brilliant festival for an animated, interactive insight into how I  became a writer, what inspires me and why he has returned to the Last Wild world for my latest boo…



Can I read your books aloud online?


If you are a teacher, you may read aloud individual chapters at a time, that are not recorded, via a closed virtual learning environment for pupils only. Please don’t read whole books aloud in one session or record any of your readings. Thank you!




Where can I find classroom resources for your books?


You can watch my Last Wild video masterclasses and sign up for classroom resources at Authorfy

There are also some excellent free classroom resources for “The Last Wild” provided by Sustainable Learning

Teachers could sign up to CLPE’s excellent Power of Reading scheme and get a whole teaching sequence based on “The Last Wild”.




How much do you charge for a school visit?


Please read the following document for more info:

Piers Torday School Events Guide 2021




Do you visit schools?


I offer both in person and online visits, depending on your requirements. For more information on how to arrange a visit, the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.