Author Visits

As well as writing Sarah enjoys visiting primary schools, kindergartens and libraries  to share her love of children's picture books. From book readings to writing workshops, Sarah can tailor her sessions to specific curriculum needs and classroom objectives.

The workshops can cover topics such as: Where ideas come from, story structure, sizzling starts, interesting adjectives and exciting verbs, the three act structure.

Reach out via contact page for rates or to discuss a visit.

School visit photo - Dingley Primary May
School visit photo - Dingley Primary May
School visit photo - Dingley Primary May

TESTIMONIALS

Sarah is a friendly and energetic person. The students were instantly drawn to her positive nature. She read her book to our captivated audience of 70 students, while also taking the time to answer their questions and clarify any wonderings. Sarah then planned a follow up activity in conjunction with the teachers that targeted the curriculum and current needs of those specific students. Sarah worked with students from Year 1, 2, 3 and 4. She inspired our young authors with stories of her own adventures as an author and explained the process it takes to become a published author. At the end of the session, Sarah took the time to chat with students. It was the highlight of the term for all our students!

                                                 

                                                - Learning Specialist, Dingley Primary School

We were thrilled to host Sarah Speedie for an Author Visit at our Primary School during Education Week this year. Sarah was a delight to deal with and came to us thoroughly prepared. She saw our students across Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4 and had put together a presentation designed for each year level based on the Curriculum and what we were currently working on in Literacy. The students were very excited to be meeting a 'real life' author! They listened intently to Sarah's book reading of Mozzies Vs Flies as well as a sneak preview of Meowster Chef, which hadn't yet been released. The children asked a lot of questions, enthusiastically participated in the activities & even asked for autographs afterwards! Sarah is warm, upbeat, articulate and knowledgeable and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others as a speaker and presenter.

 

                                                 - Integration Aide, Dingley Primary School