I am out and about over the next few months, speaking at various events. If you would like to come and hear me take part in panel discussions, speak about my books, or ask me some questions, then this is your chance — I’ll be in Perth, Beaconsfield, Launceston and Sydney.
Perth Writers Festival
This is starting soon! I have some terrific panel sessions alongside such people as Andy Griffiths, Katherine Rundell and Lee Battersby. Should be a lot of fun.
18 Feb 9.45-10.30 Understanding our World
I talk about my book Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change, and Katherine Rundell talks about her fabulous book The Wolf Wilder. We share our views on nature, conservation and climate. For students aged 12+
18 Feb 12.45-1.30 Other Worlds
Lee Battersby and I talk about our fantasy stories. How we create fantasy worlds with a mixture of magic, imagination and reality.
For students 9+
Inspired Learning Teacher PD
19 Feb 2.45-3.45 Writing Matters
Andy Griffiths and I discuss the art and craft of writing, firing up the imaginations of young writers and working to create a writing culture in the classroom. This is part of a longer program for primary teachers and librarians.
21 Feb 1pm-1.40 Dragonkeeper
Part of the great PWF Family Day. I will talk about the Dragonkeeper series and answer questions about anything! This is a free event, held at 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley in the Romeo Tent.
Tamar Valley Writers Festival
This jam-packed program is held at Beaconsfield, Tasmania between 18th and 20th March. All events I’m involved in are free.
Schools Day Program
Friday 18th March 12.15-1pm: Marquee 2.
Saturday 19th March 10-10.50 : History comes in all shapes and guises
I’ll be talking with Belinda Murrell.
Saturday 19th March 2-2.45 Marquee 3: Lost Voices: recreating historic characters
I’m on a panel with Posie Graeme-Evans, Margaretta Pos and Michael Cathcart.
Sunday 20th March 9-9.45 Marquee 3: Questions and Lessons from our history,
In Conversation with Patrick Lindsay and Dr Alison Alexander (moderator)
Sunday 20th March (pm): Precious Places: discussing the environment
With Peter Cundall, Michelle Crawford and Hilary Burden (Moderator)
Mon 21st March 4-5 pm
Launceston LINC, Civic Square, St John St.
A public event where I will be talking about my latest book Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change.
Children’s Book Council of Australia 12th National Conference, Sydney 19-21 May
Sat 21 May 9.45-10.30 am Has the Internet Killed Non-Fiction or Created Myriad Possibilities?
A panel discussion with myself, Dr Mark Norman and Claire Saxby.