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character-buildingI love visiting schools and libraries and my sessions are fun, engaging and educational.

My 45 min/1 hour sessions include a short presentation and workshop.  My sessions are perfect for primary school children, but they are also appropriate for secondary students and adults.

Presentation/Workshops include:

  • Telling a story through illustrations (writing/illustrating comics, writing a visual narrative) [All Grades]
  • Mystery-writing [Grades 2+]
  • Creating great bad guys (memorable characters) [Grades 2+]
  • Developing a rhyming or opposites story as a group [Prep-3]
  • Art techniques: drawing, scratch board or digital illustration [Grades 4+]

Story times include: 3-4 stories, songs and a book-themed craft [pre-school-Prep]


‘Renee showed such enthusiasm for telling stories, through pictures, that our students were engaged and animated throughout her visit. We all so enjoyed the time spent learning about drawings and how they can tell a story without words. We have since been using these ideas in our writing sessions.’ Foundation Classroom Teacher, Bellbrae Primary School

‘It was brilliant having Renee at our school during Book Week. She captivated and inspired our Preps, Year 1s and Year 2s, with her sessions focused on illustrating and writing. The students even created their own storyboards. I would highly recommended Renee!’ Junior School Teacher Librarian, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar

‘The sessions were fun, informative and highly interactive – the foundation to Grade 2 students were fully engaged throughout.  Both students and teachers came away raving about what they had learned and keen to use that knowledge to further develop their story telling skills.  We can’t wait to have her back in the near future to run workshops with our middle and senior primary students.’ Library Manager, Bellbrae Primary School



For information on my rates and availability or to discuss a different workshop or talk, please contact me using the form below or email me at renee.[REMOVE]treml@gmail.com.