Visiting authors and illustrators bring much more than just great stories to your school, library or event. They bring a priceless connection between the creator and their readership that inspires and nurtures literacy and writing skills. For audiences of all ages they may also educate, challenge, motivate and entertain.

Speakers Ink strives to promote communication, literacy and confidence and to inspire creative endeavours by engaging audiences with quality literary presenters.

We are a literary speakers' agency of excellence, committed to providing a quality service with professional guidance, support and management for all speaking engagements. We focus on improving all aspects of literacy and in providing opportunities, inspiration, motivation and practical help. We work diligently with every visit organised by Speakers Ink to ensure the best possible outcome.

Speakers Ink can arrange the perfect speaker for your next educational or motivational event. Feel free to browse this site to explore what the Speakers Ink Speakers have to offer!

Sandie Fraser – Director

sandieSandie is a former bookkeeper/office manager with over 30 years of experience.

She has worked closely with the Founder of Speakers Ink, Helen Bain, for more than 3 years, delivering Speakers Ink's services in Queensland and around Australia. In late 2015, Sandie was thrilled to take on the Director's role.

Sandie has the background and commitment to maintain the high level of customer service for which Speakers Ink is very well known.

Our clients within the schools, festivals, libraries, councils and events wish to find the right speaker for their particular needs and to be sure of fabulous outcomes.

Our Speakers are also our Clients - for whom we are committed to securing bookings - not only locally, but nationally and internationally, to enable the broadest sharing of their important messages.

Sandie is focussed on ensuring Speakers Ink provides these services efficiently and reliably for all concerned.

Our ultimate clients are our Speakers' audiences, and as a base for all else, Sandie is committed to improving literacy in our society through the activities of Speakers Ink. To support this, Speakers Ink holds memberships of societies and strong partnerships with UQ Press, UQ Cyberschool, the State Library of Brisbane, local Councils and many bookshops, with the ongoing support of the Founder, Helen Bain.

Helen Bain - Founder

helenHelen started her career as a Teacher/Librarian and from there gained experience working as part of Speaker’s agencies around Australia.  With this background, Helen built Speakers Ink to provide much needed services ensuring that the key needs of client organisations and Speakers were built into the way the company operates.Under her leadership, Speakers Ink has grown with continual positive feedback received from customers and the broader Industry on the services delivered and the style of communication with all people involved.Helen is recognized and trusted by well over a thousand Client organisations and Speakers around Australia and also globally. She is firmly committed to improving literacy and has active memberships of:

  • The Australian Society of Authors
  • Book Links (QLD)
  • The Brisbane Writers Festival
  • The Children’s Book Council of Australia (committee member)
  • The English Teachers Association of Queensland
  • The School Library Association of Queensland
  • SCBWI - Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.
  • The Queensland Writer’s Centre

Helen is now working fewer hours, but is still active behind the scenes assisting with the running of Speakers Ink.

Please feel free to contact SPEAKERS INK with any enquiries or booking requirements throughout the year.

Speakers you might like

  • Taryn Bashford
  • Dr Rob Bell
    Author, Storyteller / Performer, Non-fiction, Educational consultant
  • Charlotte Birkmanis
    Author, Storyteller / Performer, Non-fiction, Educational consultant, Motivational, Virtual visits

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