Are you looking for an author to visit your school or speak at your festival?

Allison Tait is an experienced and entertaining speaker for adults and children, with experience in a wide range of subjects, including writing (for adults, for children), blogging, social media, work/life balance for writers, podcasting 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.

Allison is also an experienced speaker and moderator at ‘adult’ writing festivals, available to facilitate (and participate) in panels and discussions, as well as presenting workshops and seminars for adults on writing, social media, creativity and more.

She is also available to present reading and writing topics with Your Kid’s Next Read team members Megan Daley and Allison Rushby.

Appearances in recent years have included in-person and online presentations for Voices On The Coast Literature Festival, Once Upon A Story Literature Festival, Berry Writers’ Festival, Singapore Writers’ Festival, Brisbane Writers’ Festival, Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival, Shoalhaven Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Burdekin Readers’ and Writers’ Festival and more.

For more information or to organise a school visit or author appearance, please CONTACT ME 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
  • Engaging reluctant readers and other topics under the Your Kid’s Next Read umbrella

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

    Download the flyer (below) for full details of children’s talk/workshop content.


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