Allison Tait is an experienced and entertaining speaker for adults and children. She speaks on a wide range of subjects, including writing (for adults, for children), blogging, social media, work/life balance for writers, podcasting and more. Allison is also available to conduct workshops and seminars for adults on writing, social media, creativity and more.

Allison (A.L. Tait) speaks regularly in schools and at children’s literature festivals, presenting workshops and talks for children, with a focus on practical and useful tips and advice to inspire kids to have confidence in their own writing.

Allison’s 12-module online course for the Australian Writers’ Centre, the ‘Kids Creative Writing Quest’, is in high demand.

Appearances in recent years have included Singapore Writers’ Festival, Brisbane Writers’ Festival, Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival, Shoalhaven Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Burdekin Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Sydney Writer’s Festival, Somerset Celebration of Literature,  Emerging Writers’ Festival (NSW Writers’ Centre), Digital Parents Conference, Problogger Event, and Open Access: Selling Your Book In The Digital Age (NSW Writers’ Centre).

For more information or to organise a school visit or author appearance, please CONTACT ME for a schedule of fees and to discuss your requirements.

Current workshops / Topics

AL Tait cartoon by Mick Elliott

Image Credit: Mick Elliot

For Adults


  • So You Want To Be A Writer?
  • Social media success for writers and authors
  • Blogging for authors
  • Build Your Author Platform
  • Writing… with children: how to have a family and a novel
  • Making time to write (when you think you have no time)
  • Get paid to write: the secrets of freelance writing success

For children


  • How to find ideas for stories – and what to do with them
  • Find your writing superpower
  • Who’s telling the story? Solving the mystery of character and POV
  • Unlocking The Story Code: 10 Keys To Writing A Great Story
  • How to write fantasy
  • Mapping your story


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