My workshops and author talks focus mainly on how to turn fact into fiction and encouraging reading, writing, art and storytelling for all ages. I work with large stuffed animals, dress-ups, hand puppets and power point pictures plus a variety of materials from the making of my books. The aim is to create a fun environment in which to learn about writing, illustrating and stories with the emphasis on a willingness to have a go.
After a morning of story telling and hearing about my work the students at Pia Wadjirri and Yalgoo used chystaline tissue paper, coloured paper and wax crayons to make a four panel mural for their school.
Many of the students came into the classroom at lunchtime to help with finishing the work.
This little group I met in Townsville when I visited schools to talk about Amelia Ellicott’s Garden becoming a play.
If you would like to enquire about my availability for school talks, please don’t hesitate to contact me.