For schools in NSW, contact Lateral Learning on

For schools in VIC and QLD, contact Booked Out on


For other areas and questions, please contact me.

I’m available for speaking at schools, doing author talks and writing workshops. I’m happy to speak for ages 8 to 15 (grades 4 to 9) and can do anything from small groups to whole grades.

I can cover a range of topics such as.

  • How to be an author-everything from gathering ideas to storylines.
  • Writing humour/jokes (including stand up comedy)
  • All about Thailand-a quick look at the land of smiles (ideal for harmony day and other multicultural events)
  • The publishing process, from the manuscript to the finished book.
  • Writing stories and entertaining narratives (can be modifed for NAPLAN)
  • Coming up with ideas for stories and characters
  • Multiculturism/Asian Australians in books.

“A huge thank you to Oliver for visiting our school!  His workshops and discussions about writing and first book, Thai-riffic, coupled with his energy and humour have really inspired our students!  We’re very much looking forward to seeing Oliver again next year!” R.Smith, Year 6 English teacher, Sheldon College QLD

“Oliver is not a man of success he is a man of value that makes spine tingling books for children and teenagers.
He is also a five star rated stand-up comedian who makes children laugh, giggle and ROFL (roll over from
laughing) so much that your socks will fall off. He is going to be known at Westmead for being a man everyone
wants to be like in the future. Thank you Oliver! “Eunny, Westmead PS

Where will I be?

June 13th: St Ives P.S

June 22nd: Shore Secondary College

June 30th: Kids and YA festival, NSW Writers Centre

July 2nd: The Wheeler Centre, writing workshop

July 3rd: Warrnambool Art Gallery, writing workshop 

July 18th: School Holidays Workshop, 1-3pm Better Read Than Read, Newtown. 

July 26th: Solider’s Point P.S

August 6th: Shellharbour Anglican College

August 7th and 8th: Liverpool Library

August 9th: Central Coast Grammar

August 10th: North Rocks P.S

August 13-17th: Week in Melbourne

August 20th: Caddies Creek P.S

August 21st: Beacon Hill P.S

August 22nd: Belrose P.S

August 23rd: Chatswood P.S

August 24th: St Bernard’s P.S (Berowra Heights)

September 3rd: St Peter Chanel’s

September 4th: Thirroul P.S

September 5th: Cabramatta P.S

September 6th: Burnside P.S

September 10th: Ashcroft H.S

September 13th: Glendening P.S

September 17th: St Thomas, Willoughly

September 25th: Kings School

September 28th-29th: NEEV festival, Bangalore India.