• Virginia Lowe

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Virginia runs a manuscript assessment agency, Create a Kids’ Book, which has launched many successful writers and illustrators. She has been a municipal and school librarian, a judge for the CBCA Awards and an academic writer on children and books. Her published works include Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell. . . .

  • Sue Lawson

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Sue Lawson

    Sue Lawson has worked as a teacher, radio announcer, MCG attendant, swimming teacher and nightclub DJ. She now does what she’s passionate about – writing, reading and encouraging young people to love both. An experienced teacher and presenter, Sue runs positive, fast-paced workshops for students, teachers and adults. When Sue’s . . .

  • Victoria Lane

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Victoria is an award-winning journalist and writer who has worked in New York, London and Sydney and now calls Melbourne home. She spent 17 years as a correspondent for Reuters, the international news wire. Victoria writes picture books and chapter books for kids aged 3 to 8. Workshops can include any . . .

  • Jackie Kerin

    • Author
    • Storyteller
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Jackie is primarily recognised as a storyteller working in the oral tradition. Visiting schools, kindergartens, folk and literary festivals and cultural institutions, she has awakened in thousands of children and adults the joy of spoken stories. Jackie was the recipient of the Pat Glover Memorial Storytelling Award at the Port . . .

  • Bernadette Kelly

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Bernadette Kelly

    Bernadette has written over 30 fiction and non-fiction books, including the Riding High and the Pony Patch series, which are all about her favourite animals: horses. In 2010 Bernadette was awarded a fellowship from the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. Bernadette loves visiting schools, doing workshops and talking to kids about her books and . . .

  • Nicky Johnston

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Nicky is a mum to four boys, a primary educator, an artist, a public speaker, and author and illustrator of children’s books. She is passionate about the importance of teaching resilience and positive emotional well-being in children, and provides teacher and parent professional development seminars demonstrating opportunities to do this . . .

  • Michael Hyde

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michael Hyde has been writing for over 30 years, mainly for adolescents and YA.  All Along the Watchtower is his memoir of his life in the sixties. His other titles include Footy Dreaming, Tyger Tyger, Hey Joe and Max. After 25 years as an English teacher, Michael now lectures in writing and literature at Victoria University and conducts . . .

  • Sarah Howell

    • Artist
    • Graphic novelist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Sarah Howell

    Sarah is a founding member of Squishface Comics Studio. She self-publishes zines and mini-comics and is currently working on a graphic novel about Dame Enid Lyons. Sarah is the cartooning tutor at Box Hill Community Arts Centre and the graphic novels tutor at the Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne. talks . . .

  • Stef Hodgson

    • Motivational speaker
    Audience:
    Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Work with prominent national charities has seen Stef featured on TV, radio, in newspapers, magazines and a Youtube video that received more than 30,000 views. Her experiences with medical conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a hair loss disease called alopecia, have forged the belief that challenges in life . . .

  • Sunshine Herbert

    • Artist
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Sunshine Herbert

    Hello I’m Sunshine! I’m an illustrator, artist, speaker and daydreamer based in Melbourne, Australia. I would describe my work as whimsical, yet surprising! I put a lot of intense emotions and personalities into my work, my characters live their own lives most of the time. I have an ever-growing collection . . .

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