Do you go to school in South Western Sydney? Well, for 3 weeks in November, my publisher, Penguin Random House is sponsoring a very special tour where you can have me visit your school for FREE! You’ll be able to order books online before the event to have signed on the day and I promise I’ll be entertaining, educational, funny and informative. I love talking to girls and boys and my presentation is suitable for everyone! Lots of schools don’t have the opportunity to have an author visit their school (as there is usually a fee involved) so if that’s your school and you’d like to have me visit and I’ll talk about books and writing and tell lots of funny stories, please tell your teachers, librarians, parents or principals to get in touch with my publicist, Zoe Bechara to get be part of the tour program.
The area that we’re covering is mapped out down below. If your school is just outside the area you could probably still try :).
From Dot Tonkin Head of Marketing and Publicity for Children’s and YA at Penguin Random House Australia
Jacqueline Harvey has one of the best author presentations in Australia and her talk is suited to boys and girls, years 2-6, for audience sizes up to 800 (she’s done Writers’ Festivals before with bigger crowds). The minimum audience size is 200.
The area Jacqueline is visiting is roughly a square made by Lidcombe in the NE corner, Padstow SE cnr, Prestons SW cnr and Horsley Park NW cnr – so all places like Revesby, Bankstown, Yagoona, Condell Park, Bass Hill, Villawood, Chester Hill, Cabramatta, Moorebank, Liverpool, Fairfield, Wetherill Park, Bonnyrigg, Green Valley, Casula and more.
She’s visiting 2 schools a day. First in first served as to who will get them and we’ll do our best to give you your preferred day and time between 13-30 November but we will be trying to visit schools close to each other where possible.
You will need to set aside 1.5 hours for the visit. 40 minutes author talk, 20 minutes Q&A and half an hour for Jacqueline to sign books and chat with the keener students afterward.
Please email Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in a visit and let me know if you have any questions.
I’ve seen hundreds of author talks over the years and I can really vouch that Jacqueline’s is one of the best.
Please feel free to pass on to any schools in the area described as well.
PS – and if you need some extra back-up to get this over the line with your school community, perhaps refer them to this excellent website by the NZ government: https://natlib.govt.nz/schools/reading-engagement/understanding-reading-engagement/reading-for-pleasure-a-door-to-success