Attention teachers, librarians and schools, you have until 15 December to book me through Writers in Schools for Term 1 2018! Are you:

  • Planning a Book Week
  • Wanting to give your year 4-8 students a non-fiction writing boost
  • Keen to tie the children’s environmental studies or science to your writing programme
  • Looking for a fun and inspiring author visit for all ages

I’m an award-winning author of factual books about New Zealand nature. Before I became an author, I was a teacher, an editor and a publisher. I’m passionate about helping kids understand New Zealand’s unique biodiversity. My presentations combine enthusiasm and knowledge – about books and the writing process.

Writing workshop at Porirua Library

Here’s what Northland School in Wellington said about my “Top Tips for Writing Non-Fiction” presentation:

“Thank you so much for a fantastic visit. The children really enjoyed your time with them and I’ve had really positive feedback from all of the teachers. I was pleased that I also got to sit in on one of the sessions. Thanks again Gillian – we were very lucky to have you!” Lizzie Ryan

Northland School library display

PS: if you aren’t booking through ‘Writers in Schools’ you can contact me anytime, to book me directly for your school, library or festival. Email me at author@gilliancandler.co.nz

Making kaka masks at the Dunedin Storylines festival in 2016.

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