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BOOK AN AUTHOR VISIT (Festivals/Schools/Daycare/Libraries/Public Events)

Chris’ highly interactive presentations are designed to promote a love of reading with young readers through humour, fun and engagement; catering for all levels from kindy all the way through to grade 6 primary level. Chris also performs fun and interactive rhyming verse workshops for secondary level students. There is no age limit when it comes to fun and funkiness!

Follow the links below for your preferred booking option. Whether you are a school, early learning centre, library, festival or public event, Chris is available for a range of fun and funky presentation options!

Click here or on the image below to check out our 2 minute video snapshot of Chris’ fun and funky Author Visits!

5. Puppets

INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Presentations

  1. Doug the Bug Presentation – Kindy to Year 3 Level
  2. Creating Picture Books through Fun and Funkiness! Presentation – Kindy to all Primary Levels
  3. SKYPE Out of this World VIRTUAL Author Visit  – All Primary Levels

Workshops

  1. Monster Mayhem Art and Literacy Workshop (Coming Soon) – Mid Primary Level (Yr 3 and 4)
  2. Brain Strain Creative Rhyme Workshop –  Upper Primary (Yr 4 -6) and Secondary Level

BOOKING – It’s easy to book using one of the 2 options as follows:

1. Speakers Ink – We are proud to be listed with Australia’s premier literary booking agency Speakers Ink.

2. Contact us us at Funkybooks if you would prefer to book directly with us.

AUTHOR ON WHEELS!

With AWARD – WINNING CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, CHRIS COLLIN

  • Narration of books to amazing audio-visual music slideshows
  • Rhyme and rhythm workshops (to suit any year level)
  • Singing and dancing to songs by the author
  • Puppet interaction
  • Drama and Role Play
  • Art activities
2018 ITINERARY
MARCH NZ – Northland – 19/3 to 30/3
APRIL/MAY QLD – TOOWOOMBA REGION – 23/4 TO 11/5
MAY QLD – BUNDABERG REGION – 14/5 TO 25/5
JUNE QLD – GLADSTONE REGION – 4/6 TO 8/6
JUNE QLD – ROCKHAMPTON REGION – 11/6 TO 22/6
JULY TO SEPTEMBER

QLD –  SOUTH EAST – HOME BASE!

(Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich Regions)

1 OCT TO 16 NOV

THIS PERIOD IS OPEN FOR TOURS AND VISITS AUSTRALIA-WIDE!

– JUST CONTACT US!!

NOVEMBER

NSW – NEWCASTLE & CENTRAL COAST

(North to Nelson Bay – South to Gosford) – 19/11 to 30/11

 

SKYPE VIRTUAL VISITS!

Many schools have difficulty accessing visits from authors and other professionals involved in the arts.

Chris has been bringing his Funkybooks presentation to schools, predominantly in Queensland, Australia for the last three years. Following his desire to foster a passion for reading in regional centres, we can now say the Funkybooks presentation can be taken to schools throughout Australia and to countries all around the world! Click on this link for more information on the Out of this World VIRTUAL Author Visit

Recent Testimonials

2017 – Our Prep to Year 2 students thoroughly enjoyed Chris Collin’s presentation.  He was extremely professional and enthused and inspired our students as well as our staff.  All our students were engaged and loved being involved in the presentation.  Chris was easily able to maintain the attention of his young audience.  Thanks so much Chris!

  • St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Wilston, Qld

2017 – Chris is a gifted storyteller with much enthusiasm and energy.  The students loved the visit so much and a teacher commented that he was the “best Author we’ve ever had”.  I loved Chris’s use of pace in the lesson, varied activities, integrated music and use of visuals digital and physical.   We will definitely invite Chris back to our College.

  • AB Patterson College, Gold Coast, Qld

2017  – What a ‘Funky’ presentation Chris gave! He was very engaging and related really well to the children. They loved his presentation and asked lots of great questions. The children LOVED the Funky Chicken and we used the character as an inspiration for a writing task the following week. I loved the multimedia and the puppets. Chris allowed our two classes extra time. I would highly recommend this author to visit other schools. Great fun!

  • Tocumwal Public School, NSW

 Community services – Contact us at Funkybooks

Funkybooks offers community service author visits at reduced rates and sometimes even FREE OF CHARGE!

  • Not for Profit Organisations, Disability groups, Hospital visits (for kids who may not be having such a funky time!)

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