“Being a writer and talking about what I do is fantastic. I have the best job in the world and love talking about it. Sharing my books and passion for writing and developing literacy skills with children is fantastic fun.”
To book Chris for school or library visits or professional development sessions you can contact him directly through the email link below. As a trained teacher, presentations are developed according to requirements requested.
Standard Australian Society of Authors rates apply for most school speaking engagements within Australia. For International visits, other engagements and further information please email Chris directly.
View photos of some of Chris’ presentations. Click the images below. See the rest of Chris’ photos.
Chris also conducts professional development workshops for teachers and talks to parent groups, community groups and associations about writing, the writer’s life and literacy.
Chris has been engaged as a conference keynote speaker, a writing mentor, conducted professional development workshops, held intensive writer-in-residence school based workshops, spoken at awards ceremonies and both national and international festivals and of course been on numerous school visits.
Topics have included
Narrative writing and the writing process for fiction and non-fiction
Writing historical fiction
It Takes Two to Tango – working with another creator
Integrating science and literacy
Writing craft workshops (focusing on getting ideas, creating characters, planning the story, using your imagination)
Readings and story-tellings
the Business of being a Children’s Book Creator
The writer’s life
… and many more. Do you have a specific request? Then just ask.
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]