Will is available for a range of events, from school and library visits, to literary festivals and conferences. He is based in Sydney, Australia, but is always looking for an excuse to travel.
He conducts readings, workshops specialising in short story writing (for students with ranging abilities and interest in creative writing), Q&As and school assembly addresses. These visits have proven to be incredibly successful.
In his talks to secondary students, Will balances anecdotes – like how he got a book deal in Year 12 – with practical creative writing advice, as he explains the influences behind his novels. He also reflects on his career working as a celebrity journalist and in reality TV. Will is comfortable tailoring his presentation to suit the needs of the audience.
In his workshops, Will focuses on writing engaging short stories and voice – drawing on the skills that saw him win Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year in 2005.
In his talks to primary students, Will tries to tackle the impossible: “Where do ideas come from?” He walks kids through his process to battle a blank page, and then explains the behind-the-scenes process of getting a book made, using his chapter book Stuff Happens: Sean as the basis.
For more information on the types of presentations and workshops he runs, and scheduling queries, please don’t hesitate to email Will.
For bookings to speak at your school, library or event in New South Wales, please contact Paul Macdonald at The Children’s Bookshop.
For bookings to speak at your school, library or event in Victoria, please contact Booked Out Speakers Agency.
For all other inquiries, please email Will directly.