Speakers Ink Conference

I was lucky enough to have my new books launched recently at the Speakers Ink conference, Words at Work. Megan Daley, Teacher-Librarian and renowned book blogger over at Children’s Books Daily did a fantastic job as Chief Launcher. 

I read from My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong while talented illustrator guy Gus Gordon worked his magic on the whiteboard. I love it when Gus and I get to do sessions together. He is definitely one of the good guys.

The day was full of inspiring and educational talks on storytelling, literacy, visuacy, performance poetry, technology in education and the CBCA shortlist for 2014.

Isobelle Carmody was an inspiring start to the day.
David Stavanger (Ghostboy) transfixed us with his unique style of performance poetry.
Anita Heiss tested our Murri IQ (not as high as it should be).
Anita also took the shot of me at top of post. (Thanks!)
Gus Gordon shared his love of beautiful pictures and visual literacy.
Gus and I signing books for teacher-librarians good enough to purchase them.
Helen Bain, owner of Speakers Ink, the QLD speakers’ agency for authors and illustrators, put together
her best conference yet.
Tom Weekly, star of the My Life… books. Gus and I shot a short ‘How to Draw Tom Weekly’ vid that’ll be up on my Youtube channel soon.


1 Comment

  1. Helen Harch
    June 2, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Tristian I was an audience member at the Speakers Ink conference and came away from the day truly inspired on many levels. (I was also lucky enough to be the audience member that Isobel Carmody sat next to on the bus that morning!!) 🙂 I especially wanted to tell you of my joy at the purchase and subsequent reading in about 2 days of "Two Wolves". I couldn't put it down. After making a presentation about the day at a staff meeting, your book is now being passed around the staff in my school. Thank you so much for such a great contribution to literature for our upper primary children.

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