Tour 1


Since Knights of the Borrowed Dark was released in 2016, I’ve performed in over 220 schools and libraries on three continents. I’ve been a MC, storyteller, poet and spoken word artist, and have spoken on at conferences, festivals and at tech companies like Google. I’ve performed in the Edinburgh Fringe, won a  Literary Death Match (exactly as much fun as it sounds) and regularly devise creative writing workshops for humans of all sizes.

School author visits are pretty much my favourite part of this job, and I pack them full of readings, writing advice, Q & As and convincing children that they too can spend most of their day in pajamas writing about swords. You can find out everything you need to know about the kind of workshops I offer by downloading the file below, and if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Booking Dave (Ireland)

If any of this piques your fancy or if you’ve read my work and want to tell me what you think, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me at or follow me at @d_ruddenwrites.

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