Dannika Patterson is a children’s author, creative workshop presenter and Australia Reads ambassador.
Through her books, school visits and workshops, Dannika aims to uplift and spark wonder, helping to foster ecological, social and self-awareness in a gentle, joyful way.
With over 12 children’s picture book and early reader titles published across trade, education, independent and not-for-profit markets – plus one poetry collection for all ages – Dannika is an engaging presenter whose author talks and workshops get participants excited about reading and writing … for life!
talks and workshops
Dannika’s author talks and workshops bring books to life. They are story-driven, interactive, informative and fun. With degrees in Psychology and Journalism, Dannika is comfortable presenting author talks and writing workshops for diverse audiences, abilities and age groups. She is experienced in presenting in schools, kindergartens and libraries as well as at writing festivals and community events.
In addition to presenting general author talks and writing workshops for children and adults, Dannika’s speciality is her range of curriculum-linked workshops designed to help primary school children foster deeper connections between literature and the world around them.
Dannika is also available to present at kindergarten and primary school staff development days, sharing ideas on activities to get kids excited about reading and writing, fostering creativity through real-world connections.
Dannika also co-presents a selection of workshops and presentation with illustrator, Megan Forward. Find out more about co-presentations.