Book a workshop or author visit.

Karen offers writing workshops and author talks for children, and presentations for social clubs.

In her interactive workshop, students work together to choose an Australian animal character and develop its personality, dialogue and appearance. Following the session, Karen writes the character into a scene from one of her books for students to keep.

Workshops are suitable for Grades 2-6 in class-size groups. Sessions can be adapted for younger students to focus on meeting the author, story time and colouring.

For all ages, Karen’s author talks and presentations aim to inspire creativity and persistence, and can be adapted to your organisation’s needs.

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“Karen started the session in a friendly and engaging manner, allowing the students to feel comfortable with the concept she was about to introduce to them. Students actively participated in the development of a character. Karen’s technique of playing pin the star on the character ensured all students were engaged. Karen utilised an ICT presentation which captivated the students whilst supporting the character development. Following Karen’s session, the students were extremely keen to write a scenario including their character.”

Rosie Van den Broek, teacher, St Ita’s Primary School.

“Karen’s presentation was interesting, thoughtful and very humorous. We thoroughly appreciate her coming to visit our club and sharing her work with us. We value the contribution Karen is making to the local community and the broader community with her involvement in supporting farmers’ mental health needs. We look forward to reading more of Karen’s books in the future.”

Emerald Rotary Club