Maisie Chan – Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

  • Monday 20th February
  • Ferguslie Park Library – 11am-12pm – open to Glencoats Primary, Mossvale Primary, Mary Russell Primary, Riverbrae Primary, St. Fergus Primary, St. James Primary (Paisley)
  • Linwood Library – 1.30pm-2.30pm – open to East Fulton Primary, Our Lady of Peace Primary, Woodlands Primary

Live Event – suitable for Primary 5 to Primary 7

A creative workshop where Maisie talks about her new book Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu which is set in Glasgow, and features cosplay (dressing up as your favourite comic character), a road trip, Chinese deities and sausage sandwiches, and of course, dancing.    Maisie will talk about what inspires her to write and her themes (Strictly Come Dancing,  young carers, dementia, popular culture) and engage the children to write or draw a story using a Chinese mythological person or creature.

Bio:  Maisie Chan is a children’s author whose debut novel Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths won the Jhalak Prize and the Branford Boase Award in 2022. Her latest novel Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu is out now with Piccadilly Press. She also writes the series Tiger Warrior under the name M. Chan. She has written early readers for Hachette and Big Cat Collins, and has a collection of myths and legends out with Scholastic. She runs the Bubble Tea Writers Network to support and encourage writers of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) descent in the U.K. She has a dog called Miko who has big eyes.  She lives in Glasgow with her family.

Book an Event 

Bus hire costs can be reimbursed to schools who are situated more than one mile from where a library event is taking place.

Email   with the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings – Name of Event

Please provide the following information in the email:

Name of your school.

Name of Teacher and Class Attending (include year group) with Contact Glow Email Address

Number of pupils and number of school staff / parent volunteers attending

If you will require costs of bus hire to be reimbursed.

Closing date – Thursday 26th January 2023.

We will inform you if you have been lucky on Monday 30th January.   The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance, and can recommend classroom resources if available.