• Andrew Plant

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Andrew is an author and illustrator of picture books. He has presented sessions in schools and libraries from Alice Springs to Beijing and France. He also paints murals, and designs and builds theatre sets for schools and amateur theatre groups. Andrew’s book, The Poppy, is a story of Australian soldiers in . . .

  • Cheree Peters

    • Author
    Audience:
    Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Ever since her cousin introduced her to the world of reading when she was ten, Cheree hasn’t been without a book to read. With stories and ideas always in her head, she decided to pursue her passion with a degree in creative writing. Cheree’s first YA novel was Time Catcher, was . . .

  • Wendy Orr

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Wendy is the internationally published and award-winning author of Nim’s Island, and more than thirty other books ranging from picture books to adult novels.  Wendy has presented to groups of 5 to 5000 and all ages. She also offers online and video conferencing. Wendy offers writing workshops for ages 10 to adult . . .

  • Dave O’Neil

    • Author
    • Motivational speaker
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Dave does all sorts of gigs from footy clubs to corporate functions to community events. Dave’s laidback style lends itself to any function; Dave can write material specifically for an event, interact with the crowd and keep it G rated! Dave is instantly recognisable from his TV work, having appeared . . .

  • Rachel Nightingale

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Rachel is the author of Harlequin’s Riddle, a YA fantasy published by Odyssey Books. Her books explore the power of creativity and imagination. She has run creative writing workshops for the Bendigo Writers Festival and devised three week-long programs as part of the Inspiring Stories program in Chennai, India. Rachel is . . .

  • Sean McMullen

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Sean McMullen is an internationally published Australian science fiction and fantasy author. He lives in Melbourne, has published over a dozen books, and has a doctorate in medieval fantasy literature. He has won several awards for his novels, stories and articles. Aside from writing, Sean works in computing and is . . .

  • Maureen McCarthy

    • Author
    Audience:
    Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Maureen has written twelve character-based novels for young adults, her most popular being Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude which was made into a television series for the ABC. The most recent is The Convent, has been reviewed widely and positively. Adolescents and adults alike read her novels. talks and workshops Maureen’s popular . . .

  • Lorraine Marwood

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Lorraine brings her rural background and literacy training to her writing and workshops. She has four collections of poetry published, including A Ute Picnic and Other Australian Poems with Walker Books. Lorraine also writes chapter books and novels – Star Jumps was recently short-listed in the Prime Minister’s literary awards in the new category of . . .

  • Felicity Marshall

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Felicity is a children’s author and illustrator and has published three picture books: You and Me Murrawee, Sage’s Ark and The Star. Felicity grew up in the country, and was educated in Western Australia, UK and USA. She has also lived for several years in France and UK. After moving to Melbourne, she spent . . .

  • Deryn Mansell

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    While working and studying in Indonesia, Deryn drew on her in-country experiences and historical research to write Tiger Stone, a mystery adventure set in fourteenth-century Java.  Tiger Stone was selected for the International Youth Library’s 2015 White Ravens Catalogue. Deryn is also a journalist and former editor of Inside Indonesia’s bilingual education supplement. talks . . .

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