Ben Chandler is the author of the YA fantasy series Voyages of the Flying Dragon. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing and has published work on popular culture, video game narrative theory, Japanese heroism, anime & manga, and creative writing pedagogy. Ben loves heroes, villains, comic books and video games, and he believes you can learn more from watching cartoons than you can from the news.
Author, Personal Development, Inspirational Speaker
Archie is one of the most in-demand and successful presenters of author talks and workshops in Australia. Archie’s versatility means he can communicate to, and cater for, a range of abilities and interests. The fact that he was a teacher and features writer probably helps.
Archie is in demand for residencies across the country. Contact Booked Out to organise a residency for your school or library, or to discuss arranging a booking for a network of schools in your area.
Anna Goldsworthy is a prize-winning classical pianist and writer. She an engaging speaker and performer, and is passionate about bringing the lessons of classical music to the widest possible audience.
Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin, which was the site of his first novel, Maestro. He graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974 and now devotes his time equally to medicine and writing.
Andrew will be presenting at one of our events in Sydney in 2012.
Andrew’s 20 years’ experience in education has fostered his passion in providing relevant learning experiences for students, especially in the social, emotional and spiritual realms. This has led to him being a sought after speaker to teachers and parents on the topic of working with 21st Century adolescents.
After a fully-booked tour in 2012, Craig will return to Australia exclusively through Booked Out in 2013. He will visit Adelaide from 5–10 August, Melbourne from 11–17 August, Brisbane from 18–24 August, and Sydney from 25–31 August. Locations between these cities can be arranged on demand. Download the flyer for more info.
Craig Smith is the performer and author of The Wonky Donkey, the biggest selling picture book in Australia in 2010. It is still amongst the top three best selling children’s picture books, outsold only by Mem Fox’s Where’s the Green Sheep and Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.