Talks/Workshops

I am available for talks and workshops at schools or libraries.

For senior levels I cover the ‘Craft of Writing’, including Concept, Voice, Storyline, Narrative,  Structure etc. I also discuss my own novels, and those of my great uncle – Rider Haggard – who amongst 56 other books wrote ‘SHE’, which was one of the biggest selling books of all time, selling over one million copies.

For more junior levels I cover writing and illustrating of children’s books, with the addition of workshops covering: 

• Book readings (from one of my 33 children’s books)

• Writing rhyming verse/poetry (backwards!)

• How to draw cartoon animals (especially Australian wildlife)

• Designing your own treasure map

Workshops are designed to encourage children to find their individual creativity, explore different artistic styles, and most importantly, to appreciate that writing and drawing can be FUN!

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Above photo shows me at a recent (3 session) workshop. The librarian/teacher Angela Hansen said:

“Bambi was very engaging with the students. She had lots of props and interesting things for them to touch and see. Bambi was very flexible with the content of her sessions and even made some special activities to connect with our Inquiry Units”

Appearance costs. My charges are based on the standard ASA rates, but can be modified if the visit is combined with the opportunity of book sales (currently the newly released Fart Patrol series). Please feel free to contact me to discuss.