Children's Book Week 2009 Narrogin, WA

Katy is an engaging and experienced public speaker.  She has presented author talks and creative writing workshops at conferences, writing centres, state and private schools, colleges, libraries, museums and festivals in Western Australia and Victoria including:

  • Western Australian Museum - ALEA Creative Writing Picnic 2003
  • Reading for Life - Iona Presentation College 2003
  • All Saints Literature Festival - 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2010
  • The Maritime Museum - ALEA Creative Writing Picnic 2005
  • Book Club Talk mama's trippin' - St. Hilda's Anglican School for Girls 2006
  • A Night with our Stars 2006 - Children's Book Council of Australia WA Branch
  • Sprung Writers' Festival - Albany 2006
  • English Teachers' Association Conference 2006
  • Ex Libris Book Fair Writers' Component - Port Fairy, Victoria 2007
  • State Library of Western Australia - Chloe lecture for French Rendez-vous 2007
  • Fremantle Children's Literature Centre - Youth Literature Days
  • Creative Writing Workshops 2008 - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
  • Creative Writing Workshop 2009 - City of Rockingham
  • Corrigin Young Writers' Festival 2010
  • Children's Book Week 2001 - 2011 - Schools & Public Libraries in Western Australia
  • Artsedge A-I-R Grant Program:  Artist-in-Residence Our Story Islands Project 2012
  • Working with Indigenous Histories presentation:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Arts and Culture Day (Department of Culture and the Arts/Department of Education) State Library of Western Australia 2012
  • Darling Range Sports College Writers' Festival: Key Note Speaker 2013
  • Once Upon a Time in the Wheatbelt Project funded by Regional Development Australia: Creative Writing Workshops in Northam and Dalwallinu 2013
  • Avon Valley Writers' Festival:  Creating Memorable Characters Workshop 2013
  • Chloe:  An Evening of Information and Conversation, Chloe's Bar, Young and Jackson Hotel, Melbourne 2014

Katy offers a range of motivating author talks and innovative creative writing workshops designed  for both primary and high school students.  Her  workshops encourage young creators to use written storytelling, visual arts and crafts skills to create vibrant characters for their stories and graphic novels.   The combination of written and visual storytelling techniques liberates students and encourages creativity.

Author talks and creative writing workshops are also available for adult book clubs, conferences, festivals and writers groups.

To book one of Katy's author talks or creative writing workshops please contact her directly at