Authors in schools

This program places professional authors in the classroom to conduct writing workshops and to introduce teachers to an extensive new teaching resource, Reading Australia.

This program provides students with access to a professional author, experienced in running workshops. Workshops are aimed at developing thinking, literacy and writing skills of students and at boosting enthusiasm for writing.

Our authors can help students plan their writing, dive into the action, build characters we care about, set pace, structure their writing and edit their writing. Authors can offer guidance on narrative writing, poetry, drama, illustration, graphic stories and more.

Workshops may be one-off or conducted over a series of weeks. They are available for all primary and secondary age groups. For teachers, the workshops are an opportunity for professional development through in-class modelling.

As well as conducting writing workshops, authors will visit schools as proud ambassadors for Reading Australia, promoting the use of this free online teaching resource for primary and secondary English teachers. This resource presents over 200 quality Australian titles, accompanied with teaching modules, developed by experienced teachers, and mapped to the Australian curriculum. We encourage all teachers to explore this resource to be inspired to teach Australian texts.

For schools

We encourage schools to take up this exciting opportunity to inspire students and celebrate Australian literature.

The cost of an author visit will be $750 plus GST for one full day; $450 plus GST for one half day or $300 plus GST per session. These workshops may be run for whole grades, different classes in the same grade or for classes across different grades. The specific detail of the workshops will be devised between the author and classroom teacher(s).

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For authors

We are delighted to have recruited many wonderful authors to be involved in RA BookPros. Applications are now closed. If you are an ASA member and missed out on the opportunity to participate in this program, please feel free to contact us below and we will be in touch with you if applications re-open next year.

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This program is proudly supported by Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

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