Allison presents author talks in schools from Kindergartens to Year 12 and at Anzac and Remembrance Day services, libraries and retirement villages. With thirty years of experience as a teacher, Allison presents a variety of creative writing workshops and is always happy to discuss workshop ideas and festival opportunities.

Online visits to classrooms via Zoom or Skype are also a fabulous way to engage the kids and motivate young writers!

Workshop & Author Talks 2020

For booking information, including availability and fees, please contact your preferred agency or chat with Allison directly.

Sandie Fraser at Speakers Ink

Allison Paterson

I have had such lovely feedback from all the staff at Spring Gully after your talks with the children about Anzac Sons and Granny’s Place. Thank you so much for the interesting presentations which inspired especially the grade five and six children to learn more about WW1.

Kerrin, Spring Gully State School

I really loved Allison’s talk. She has such a warm-hearted and genuine manner and her care and sense of responsibility to her ancestors was so clear in her presentation. I loved the way she spoke to all of the audience as equals, not children, and tapped into our sense of history.

Di, Coolum State High School

Just a quick note to thank you on behalf of students and staff at PHC for making the time to visit us yesterday. I was very pleased to meet you … Some of the student comments were – very interesting, inspiring, enjoyed learning about how you became an author and the process of becoming an author, made me want to research my ancestors.

Nola. Pyramid Hill College

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Allison talking about her journey from researcher to author. An amazing thing to be able to collect and sift through and collate all that information and then transform it into the wonderful books that she has written. The whole talk was so well presented. As I said when I reached the podium, I couldn’t speak. Her story about her journey was inspiring and yet very practical and appealed to the storyteller in all of us. I liked her focus on supporting young people who may want to write … She was very eloquent yet succinct in telling us about the picture book and I am filled with admiration.

Adie, Beerwah State High School

Get in Touch

If you’d like to get in touch with Allison directly, please make contact here. Allison will get back to you as soon as she can. Check the Author Talks page for information on booking speaking engagements.