Events

For schools in NSW, contact Lateral Learning on bookings@laterallearning.com.au

For schools in VIC and QLD, contact Booked Out on bookings@bookedout.com.au

    

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?

April 12th: Thomas Hassell Anglican College

April 22-28th: Sharjah Childrens Reading Festival, UAE. 

May 2nd-7th: Sydney Writers Festival

May 5th: A conversation with Jeff Kinney, Sydney Town Hall 3:30pm

May 15th-18th: Albury

May 21st: St Bernards P.S and Kings Park P.S

May 22nd: Dandenong H.S

May 23rd: Essex Heights Primary School

May 24th: Lalor North Secondary College

May 25th: Wonthaggi North PS

June 6th: Cooerwell P.S

June 22nd: Shore Secondary College

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

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 24th: Northern Beaches Young writers comp ceremony, 6:30pm (Dee Why)

September 25th: Kings School

September 27th-28th: NEEV festival, Bangalore India.

November 26th: Cherrybrook Tech H.S