I regularly visit schools and festivals to conduct writing workshops and talks on story ideas, characters, plotting and more. Talks are tailored for audiences of all sizes and are suitable for Year 3-12.
Also see the Hazard River teachers’ notes for ideas on using the series in the classroom.
“I had the great pleasure to be able to organise an Author’s week at our school last term. Julie was one of the fabulous authors I invited to address some of our classes. I received more positive feedback from students and their parents about Julie than about any other author. She inspired students to write and captured their imagination with stories about her real life experiences. I have worked with Julie on a number of occasions over the past couple of years, and I continue to invite her back to speak at both school and district events.” Lorraine Clacher, Ascot State School
“Thank you for such a great day. The girls and teachers thoroughly enjoyed your sessions, it was wonderful to hear them speak so positively about the tips and drafting skills you shared.” St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
Here’s some feedback from the amazingly talented students at a recent Mini Writers’ Festival:
“I really enjoyed meeting Julie Fison again. She inspired me to finish writing the story that I have started. She shared her stories which showed me how my experiences can lead into a book.” Jessica
“I loved learning all the techniques and learning how to prepare yourself to write an exciting story. I loved the inspiration that Julie gave us.” Mary
“I thought that it was fun learning new things about writing. I liked how Julie Fison told us to start with action because it made my writing more interesting.” Thomas