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Voices on the Move
Phil Kettle is the author of many series of children's books, including the soon to be released Out Back Clancy series.
It was with pleasure that we welcomed Phil through the Virtual Author Visit last week. The process was successful and Phil had the children eating out of his hands! He answered many questions and spoke passionately about his writing. The kids were engaged and enthused. Thank you so much for the opportunity. We look forward to negotiating Phil's presence in person at our 2020 Writers Festival.
In addition, Phil and illutrator Marc McBride, have developed a unique "Author and Illustrator Literature Festival" presentation that offers schools a full day immersive author/illustrator experience that ensure students will write a book in a day. Details on the daily presentation can be found under the "Workshops and Talks" tab on Phil Kettle's profile page.
Phil and Marc will be in Brisbane 1-31 July 2020
James Roy is the award-winning author of twenty incredibly successful books for children and young adults
James’s visit was very well received by the students, and he brought new and real perspectives to the English group of teachers as well.
Author and Performer Ian Billings has galloped across the world with his acclaimed stand-up literacy shows for all ages. His infectious glee takes the audience on a chuckle-stuffed ride into his (and their) imagination!
The students are still talking about it and we all went to work to develop interesting characters and settings in order to publish some interesting stories.
I personally noticed an improvement in several students’ writing due to the details they included. This they remembered from you and I thank you.
Of course, we have a number of inspiring speakers visiting Brisbane and elsewhere over the coming months - check out all the up-to-date details on our Touring Speakers page.
The Spotlight is on New Speakers
Over the last 12 months, Speakers Ink has welcomed an amazing 30 new speakers into our ranks. They are, variously, authors, illustrators, poets, journalists, motivational speakers and more. What an awesome bunch! Click on the links to check out their details on our website
We are fortunate in South East Queensland to have a vibrant active Children's literature community. Here are some useful links for teachers and librarians everywhere to see what's happening in the KidLit community, with lots of events, book reviews and writing competitions: