• Heather Taylor Johnson

    • Poet
    Audience:
    Secondary age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    South Australia (SA)
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    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 . . .

  • JR Poulter

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Queensland (QLD)
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    JR writes diverse, award-winning fiction, poetry, articles for children and educational materials, including junior novels, chapter books and picture books. Under the pseudonym JR McRae, she writes novels, short stories, YA novels and award-winning poetry. JR is an experienced presenter/workshop convenor with all ages, a former reference librarian, and she . . .

  • Jeni Mawter

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Tertiary age
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Jeni Mawter is the author of the hilarious So series: So Gross!, So Feral!, So Sick!, So Festy!, So Grotty! and So Stinky! and Freewheelers series: Unleashed!, Launched! and Extreme! Jeni has published picture books as well as non-fiction, poetry, verse narrative, songs and scripts. talks and workshops With over ten years of experience, Jeni’s workshops are both fun and informative. Students will learn how to: . . .

  • Harry Laing

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Teachers
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations, Professional development
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Harry Laing is a poet, comic performer and creative writing teacher with over 20 years’ experience in schools. His book of poems for 6-12-year-olds, Shoctopus, came out in 2015 and is proving a hit with both kids and teachers. Harry brings energy and a huge sense of fun to his school . . .

  • Jenny Blackford

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults
    Format:
    Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    New South Wales (NSW)
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    Jenny writes poems and stories for people of all ages, often with a tinge of magic, weird science, humour or history. Her latest book, The Girl in the Mirror, is a time-shifting, spine-tingling mystery with spidery ghosts, for 8-12 year olds. Jenny’s YA-crossover novel set in ancient Delphi and Athens, The . . .

  • Meredith Costain

    • Author
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Adults
    Format:
    Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Meredith Costain is a versatile writer whose work ranges from picture books through to novels, poetry and narrative non-fiction. Her books include CBCA Honour Book Doodledum Dancing, My First Day at School, Disaster Chef, A Year in Girl Hell, and novelisations of the TV show Dance Academy.

  • Kathryn Apel

    • Author
    • Literary Consultant
    • Poet
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Professional development
    Home state:
    Queensland (QLD)
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    Kathryn Apel has worked as a teacher and literacy coach, but now devotes her time to writing poetry, picture books and verse novels – and talking about writing! Kathryn is best known for her verse novel, Bully on the Bus, and her shape poem, ‘Big Blue Whale’, which is loved by . . .

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