• Stephen Whiteside

    • Author
    • Musician
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Stephen Whiteside

    Stephen offers a 45 – 60 minute performance of poetry and song to a large group of children.

  • Claire Saxby

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Claire Saxby

    Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has more than 35 books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire’s most recent picture book is There Was an Old Sailor, a nautical take on an old . . .

  • Lorraine Marwood

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

    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 . . .

  • Elizabeth Fensham

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Elizabeth Fensham

    Elizabeth is the award-winning author of nine novels for children and young adults. Titles include: Helicopter Man, The Invisible Hero, Matty Forever and My Dog Doesn’t Like Me. As a writer and one-time teacher, Elizabeth has presented to adults and children at writers festivals and other events in Australia and internationally. Workshops and talks: Target . . .

  • Sherryl Clark

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Sherryl Clark

    Sherryl has published more than 40 books, from picture books to novels. Her verse novel, Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!), was a CBCA Honour Book in 2008, and many of her titles have been notable books for the CBCA book awards. Other titles include One Perfect Pirouette and Now I Am Bigger. She writes . . .

  • Catherine Bateson

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
    Comments Off on Catherine Bateson

    Catherine is a poet and award-winning writer for both children and young adults. She introduces poetry into her novels for younger readers whenever possible. Secretly, she longs to write a fantasy trilogy, but in the meantime she writes romance; her romance for young adults, Lisette’s Paris Notebook, was released in 2017 . . .

  • Teena Raffa-Mulligan

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Western Australia (WA)
    Comments Off on Teena Raffa-Mulligan

    Teena Raffa-Mulligan is the author of more than a dozen children’s books and her short fiction and poetry for children and adults has been published in magazines and anthologies. Her writing life has also included a long career as a journalist and editor. Teena is an experienced, enthusiastic presenter who . . .

  • Sally Murphy

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Western Australia (WA)
    Comments Off on Sally Murphy

    Sally Murphy writes verse novels, picture books, and poetry and fiction for children. She also writes teaching resources for adults, and hundreds of book reviews for her website aussiereviews.com. Sally’s thirty published books include the award-winning Pearl Verses the World and Toppling. She has also published the picture book The Floatingest Frog. An experienced teacher, Sally is . . .

  • Anne Morgan

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Tasmania (TAS)
    Comments Off on Anne Morgan

    Anne is an award-winning children’s author, poet and playwright who mostly lives on Bruny Island, Tasmania. Her books include The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land, The Sky Dreamer and the Captain Clawbeak series. She is a qualified, experienced teacher with a PhD in Writing. Anne has taught from infant to university levels. As . . .

  • Heather Taylor Johnson

    • Poet
    Audience:
    Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    South Australia (SA)
    Comments Off on Heather Taylor Johnson

    Heather is the author of two poetry collections: Exit Wounds and Letters to my Lover from a Small Mountain Town. She is a poetry editor for Wet Ink magazine and reviews poetry for literary journals in Australia and America. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. Heather has a black . . .