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The talk will aim to bring out the creativity in all participants. It will cover how I got started (with a poem published in a school magazine aged 8 – to being published all over the world.) It will talk about what works in narrative writing/persuasive writing/poetry (or whatever style of writing the teacher wants to cover.) How to get started. How to conclude. How to get the creative juices flowing. How to impress the teacher/examiner. How to get published.
Data Projector, whiteboard.
Will bring data on: USB stick
Don’t need video projection or internet connection
A look at our young women, taking in all the things important to them – with a particular focus on inspiring confidence in them. I am an author as well as a mother of four, and I write about the topic often in my Weekend Australian columns. Topics covered: Any combination of below, tailored to […]
A look at teenagers, taking in all the things important to them. I am an author as well as a mother of four (currently with three teens under my feet,) and I write about the topic often in my Weekend Australian columns. Topics covered: Any combination of: Self image Consent/sexuality Drugs/drinking Screens Confidence Body image […]
A rollicking session on my journey into making a career out of writing – from an 8 year old getting a poem published in a school magazine to books appearing around the world in 22 languages, with a lot of rejections and heartache along the way. Topics covered: How I began Branching out from fiction […]
A rollicking session on how to be a writer and illustrator (the illustrations for the Coco Banjo series were done by the author.) Topics covered: How to be a writer How to be an illustrator Where the inspiration for Coco Banjo came from How you can write a story – or even a book! – […]