• Michael Salmon

    • Artist
    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Michael has been involved in graphics, children’s literature, TV and theatre since 1967. Michael’s many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board-game invention and the writing and illustrating of 162 books for children. The ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of . . .

  • Jeannette Rowe

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Parents, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Jeannette is one of Australia’s bestselling preschool authors and illustrators. She has sold over four million books worldwide, and is published throughout Australia and 25 other countries. Her books are available online in 15 different languages. Jeannette’s work as a writer has grown from a strong educational base and her . . .

  • Judith Rossell

    • Author
    • Illustrator
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Judith is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of the award-winning Stella Montgomery series: Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire and Wakestone Hall. Judith has written over a dozen books and illustrated about 80. Her books include maze and puzzle books, picture books and novels, and have been published in more than 20 languages. Her most . . .

  • Matt Porter

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Matt is passionate about sharing writing tips with students through fun and interactive activities. With 10 years of primary teaching experience he runs engaging sessions such as his ‘gameshow hour’ or a full classroom court case, both incorporating writing tips and activities. Matt wants to show his students that writing . . .

  • 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 . . .

  • Michael Panckridge

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what it is kids want to read. Ten years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books, including the bestselling Legends series and the Toby Jones series (a rich . . .

  • 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 . . .

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