I love speaking to students at schools, libraries and festivals.
My talks and workshops can be tailored to the audience size, age group and curriculum. Sample workshop topics include:
The Craft of Creative Writing
Through a series of interactive exercises, students explore what makes a great story, including developing believable characters and building exciting story plots. Students will develop their own story ideas, and practice narrative writing.
Ideas and Inspiration
Where do an author’s ideas come from, and how are they developed into stories?
Students will be guided through brainstorming techniques and story-starter activities, and will have the opportunity to workshop and develop their own ideas.
How are Books Made?
Using examples from Charlotte’s books, including behind-the-scene storyboarding and illustration roughs, students will learn how picture books and novels are published. Students will explore all stages of the publication process, from an author coming up with an idea through to a book ending up in a bookstore.
Charlotte was a very knowledgeable and engaging presenter. The sessions were engaging, hands on and supported the Book Making pedagogy we are using, so fitted our need perfectly.
Jackie Hodgson, Teacher, Christian Brothers College, Adelaide
The session was a great mix of the kids listening, and getting involved themselves. The information was delivered in a really straightforward way that was perfect for the age group.
Simone Wise, Children’s Librarian, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
Charlotte presented a wonderful talk via zoom as part our WriteFest Weekend. It was amazing and the kids loved it!
Felicia Long, Gympie Regional Libraries