Maz began her writing career in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer and has also been a univer­sity lecturer. Most recently she founded Story Stew; a creative writing programme that visits primary schools and literary festivals around the UK. This creative and inventive business is one that Maz is hugely passionate about, and was her personal answer to finding a creative outlet and role that fitted in around her family life. The WHO LET THE GODS OUT? series grew from Maz’s experiences with Story Stew, and her daily interactions with young people: their connection to creativity and spontaneity with storytelling. Maz has spoken to thousands of children and has never heard the same story twice.

Read more about Maz here

Maz very kindly hosted an amazing talk for Beanstalk-supported children as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2017.

It was an absolute privilege to be part of the Beanstalk Festival and share my love of reading with a sea of smiling faces. I am in awe of this organisation, its volunteers and the crucial work they do in ensuring as many children as possible have the vital right of reading a book. Beanstalk - you are giants!

Connect with her on Twitter: @maryaliceevans