I really enjoy doing school visits for book talks and/or creative writing workshops.
Workshops and talks are based around my books, but can be adapted to your needs.
All workshops follow the Australian National Curriculum’s three interrelated strands for English, Language, Literature and Literacy.
Some popular topics include:
Design a Treehouse (Or design/Sell a castle, deserted lighthouse, haunted house, etc.)
Choose your own Adventure
The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Plan
Six word memoirs
Creating picture books/ junior novels.
30 min talk/activity presentation
1hr interactive workshop to gain story ideas and starts.
2hr intense workshop to create story ideas and a short story draft.
Or any time requested.
Workshops costs are calculated using the base rates determined by the Australian Authors Association. Their schedule of fees can be found here:
Encouraging literacy and creative expression in children is my passion.
As such, I am sometimes willing to offer my time freely to schools with students at risk, or in need. It is also possible to reduce fees by organizing pre-orders of my books.
If you’d like a school visit, contact me so that we can work something out for the kids.