• 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 . . .

  • 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)
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    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 . . .

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