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Host an Author




Open this file for a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful author visit, including links to booking agencies and having students host a Literary Luncheon.

Other useful links include

The Australian Society of Authors has suggested rates It doesn't include accommodation, travel and agency fees.

Authors in Schools programs

SCWBI Speakers Bureau which can help you identify someone suitable and book them.

CBCA NSW authors & illustrators

PETAA Authors and Illustrators websites




Carolyn Mock has shared this file which has more ideas and which she says "may be used & adapted for your school. I just ask that I am credited as original author in footer."

PETAA has produced a guide advising authors and illustrators of how they can offer a quality school visit. It includes requirements for each jurisdiction's requirements for Working with Children documentation. It also includes a link to an index of websites for a wide range of authors and illustrators.

Authors' Agencies
If you are looking for an author, most are handled by speakers' agencies - usually the details are on the author's website. But here's a list of the most commonly used ones. Some speakers are booked well in advance for the actual week but others still have openings, so check with the agency.

Agency
Authors
(sample)
Comments
Ranking
(1-5 stars)
Creative Net Speakers' Agency
Archie Fusillo
Matt Porter
Pamela Rushby
Andrew Plant
Does not charge booking fee

"Very proactive - they send me updates
on new books and authors via email
and were very good when
I contacted them last year about authors for the conference."

Syba Speakers Network
Peter Macinnis
Jan Latta
John Heffernan
Moya Simmons


Booked Out Speakers Agency
Michael Pryor
Bec Kavanagh and many others
Very professional. Lots of email communication which was promptly received and responded to. Excellent service. Happy to 'do a deal' on multiple authors.

Lateral Learning

"Some have found them a bit hard to deal with
in terms of not being able to contact them
or them not getting back to you, but this has not been my experience"

Nexus Arts



Speakers Ink
Phil Kettle
Will Kostakis
Pat Flynn
Serena Geddes
Nick Earls


Carole Carroll

"I've booked numerous performers through her over the years.
I find the performances have always been of a high quality
and probably "to be expected" prices.
A few times, though, I've had issues with her
being slow to respond to phone calls."

The Children's Book Shop Speakers' Agency




Author Profiles
Megan Daley has created a number of profiles which may assist you and your students in learning about some of their favourite authors ...