EVENTS

Karen Tyrrell Author Events … 2016

Karen Tyrrell as Song Bird Superhero

Karen Tyrrell as Song Bird Superhero

My name’s Karen Tyrrell, award-winning resilience author and teacher, empowering you to live STRONG through bully prevention, coping skills, story telling and humor.

In 2016, I share bully prevention and creative writing skills in schools, teaching writing and book marketing to adults,  and launching two brand new books which connect with KIDS inner super hero…

 Song Bird Superhero  AND Jo-Kin vs Lord Terra

Presenting author talks and pantomimes at bookshops, conferences, festivals, libraries, organizations & schools. Please watch for updates.

Jan 23 Book Marketing Masterclass Springwood 

Feb 18 Romancing the Stars

March 2  First Bully Prevention talk in schools

Mar 12 Book signing at Book@Stones Brisbane

Mar 20 Books in Homes visits Carol Park School HERE

Mar 20 Bully Prevention Talk Shailer Park SHS HERE

May 14 10.30 am Launch  Logan North Library HERE

May 19  Teachers Book Club Riverbend

May 20 Book signing Mary Ryans Milton

May 21 Book signing Dymocks Garden City

May 22 Book signing Dymocks Carindale

May 28 Book signing Dymocks Indooroopilly

June 11 Book signing Dymocks Chermside

June 25 Book signing Angus & Robertson Ipswich TBA

July  18 Sydney West Teachers Conference

July 14 Wetherill Park  Library: Sydney. Storytelling

July 16 Dymocks Penrith, Sydney Book signing

Aug 13 Super Space Kids Pantomime Logan North library  

Aug 18 Resilience Talk  for Depression & Anxiety, Barry Jones AUD, Ipswich HERE

Aug 27  IMAGIN EXPO  Logan North Library 10-1

Aug 30 ‘Write a Kids Book’ Workshop Logan North Library 6-7.30pm HERE

Sep 10 Song Bird Superhero Launch Logan North Library 10-11 HERE

Sep 12 School Visit Author Talks Private Event

Sep 24 Dymocks Garden City Book Signing 10.30-1.30 TBA

Sep  25 Dymocks Garden City Book Signing 10.30-12.30 TBA

Oct 1 FUN Palace TBA

Oct 8 Dymocks Indooroopilly  Book Signing 10-12 TBA

Oct 10 Mental Health Week TBA

Oct 12 Song Bird Pantomime Wetherill Park Library, Sydney 4-5pm TBA

Oct 15 Song Bird Dymocks Penrith Book Signing 11.30-1.30 TBA

Oct 22  Angus & Robertson Brookside  Book Signing 11-2 TBA

Nov 11-13 Supanova Brisbane – Song Bird Superhero – Superhero Books for Kids TBA

More dates coming SOON

Karen Tyrrell Author Events … 2015

My name’s Karen Tyrrell, award winning resilience author of empowering memoirs & children’s books.

I present writing seminars & workshops for ADULTS, interactive story telling sessions and creative writing workshops for CHILDREN …. and  resilience talks at schools, libraries, conferences,  festivals and in the work place.

I write regular articles for South City Bulletin magazine.

Please CONTACT me if  you’d like me to speak at your EVENT

Brisbane Library Workshops TBA: Creative Writing| Memoir| Picture Books

JAN 10:  Write & Publish a Children’s Novel @ Black Cat Paddington    HERE

MARCH 17: Creative Writing workshops  HERE

APRIL 7: Write & Publish a Memoir @ Logan Nth Library @6pm  RSVP Ph 3412 4140  HERE

APRIL 18: Book Signing: Angus & Robertson Capalaba Park Shopping Centre 11-1 pm  HERE

MAY 9:  Book Signing: Angus & Roberston Victoria Point Shopping Centre  HERE

MAY 14:  Book Signing: Angus & Roberston  Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre  HERE

MAY 23:    Book Marketing  Masterclass Springwood  HERE

JUNE 13: Book Signing:  Mary Ryans Milton 9-12pm TBA

 JUNE 20: Book Launch TBA

JUNE 18: Book Signing: Angus & Roberston Post Office Square Brisbane 12-2pm  TBA

JUNE 27: Book Signing: Dymocks Garden City TBA

JUNE 28: Book Signing: Dymocks Indooroopilly TBA

JULY 7 : Write & Publish Fiction: Logan Nth Library 6pm RSVP Ph 3412 4140 TBA

AUG 13: Story telling event TBA

AUG 22: Story telling event TBA

SEPT 12: RU OK? Day Book signing event  … TBA

NOV: Memoir Workshop & Book Reading  Special Event TBA

Karen Tyrrell Author Events … 2014

My name’s Karen Tyrrell, award winning mental health author of memoirs & children’s books.

I present writing seminars & workshops for ADULTS, story telling sessions and creative writing workshops for CHILDREN …. and mental health talks at schools, libraries, conferences and festivals.

I launched an empowering junior novel …  STOP the Bully

I’ll update MORE dates and venues soon.

Please CONTACT Me: If you would like me to speak at your EVENT

Feb 14  Guest Speaker  Gala Opening TLC Lounge Hyperdome Library, Brisbane 5:30 pm  Read HERE

Feb 14  Bailey Beats the Blah Story telling session Mueller College, Brisbane 10-11.30am

Mar 11 Create and Publish a Picture  Book workshop  TLC Lounge Hyperdome Library 5.30 pm HERE

March 13 PODCAST Satellite Radio Interview “How I Recovered from Mental illness ” Recorded HERE

March 24-27  Bailey Beats the Blah goes to Bologna children’s Book Fair Italy HERE

March 28 Bailey Beats the Blah Story Telling session at TLC Hyperdome Library, Brisbane 10am

April 17 Guest Speaker  Absolutely Positive Women Coffee Club Mega Centre Springwood 7am

May 31 FREE Book Launch  STOP the Bully Black Cat Books & Cafe  Paddington  10am HERE

June 14 Author Branding seminar QWC State Library Brisbane 11am-1pm  HERE

June 21 Book launch  STOP the Bully Logan North Library 10am HERE

July 24 School Presentation Bailey Beats the Blah + Stop The Bully

Aug 16 River City Writers Conference Memoir Workshop George Hotel Brisbane all day HERE

Aug 19 Create & Publish a Junior Novel Workshop Hyperdome library 5.45 pm HERE

Aug 28 Bailey Beats the Blah story telling sessions at a school

Aug 28  Inspiring Logan Women Guest Speaker Fitzy’s Tavern Waterford 6 pm HERE

Sep 3 Bailey Beats the Blah story telling sessions at a school

Sept 12 Guest Speaker “Caring Women United” Logan City Council  HERE

Oct 7 Spreading HOPE to patients at PA Hospital Acute Psychiatric Ward HERE

Oct 10 Mental Health Week awards Brisbane City Hall

Oct 11 Performing interactive stories Bailey Beats the Blah + STOP the Bully Sanity Fair  HERE

Oct 16 Create & Publish Picture Book FREE workshop Logan West Library 6 pm HERE

Oct 17  Guest Speaker: Mental health, recovery, and coping skills: Closed Event Brisbane

Nov 22 STOP the Bully story telling session Beenleigh Library 10am

Nov 25 Guest Speaker Soroptomist Club, Beenleigh Sports Club 7pm

 Bailey Beats the BLAH  Launch PARTY @ Logan 2013

Join in the FUN and meet me, Karen Tyrrell as I launch my empowering picture book, Bailey Beats the BLAH.

Anthony Puttee, dynamic speaker will MC Bailey’s book launch at Logan North Library with outrageous FUN!

Karen will read and re-enact her story with crazy costumes and audience participation.

Kids Helpline, counselling service supports Bailey Beats the Blah,

which is aligned with Kids Matter, National Education program.
ALL Kids will receive a FREE Bailey bookmark, Kids Helpline stickers, fridge magnets and other goodies.

When:  Saturday November 2: 10am

Where: Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Drive & Springwood Road, Underwood, Queensland.
Come join Karen to stamp out the BLAH!

Ring 34 12 4140 to book  your seat

 

Northside Christian College School Visit

I will talk to Year 11 about my experiences with mental illness, mental Health and the effect of stigma.

This is part of Year 11’s Life Skills course

WHEN: October 31st  10am

WHERE: Northside Christian college

151 Flokton St, Everton Park

Bailey Beats the BLAH Launch PARTY

BRING your KIDS along to Blackcat Paddington Book store as I launch my empowering picture book, Bailey Beats the BLAH.
Dimity Powell, dynamic children’s author and speaker will MC Bailey’s book launch  with outrageous FUN!
Karen will read and re-enact her story with crazy costumes and audience participation.

Kids Helpline, counseling service supports Bailey Beats the Blah, which is aligned with Kids Matter, National Education program.

ALL Kids will receive a FREE Bailey bookmark, Kids Helpline stickers, fridge magnets and other goodies.
Come join Karen to stamp out the BLAH!
When:  Saturday October 26: 1 pm
Where: Black Cat Books & Café, 179 Latrobe Terrace Paddington, Brisbane.

Please ring 3367  8777 to book a seat

SANITY FAIR Mental Health Week FREE Event

Calling Families & Kids:
Join me for FREE family FUN, entertainment and KIDS activities!

There’ll be FREE jumping castle, pony rides, animal farm and inflatable soccer.

At 11:50-12.00 I’ll share my journey into and out of mental illness

AND reveal my recovery and wellness secrets.

I’ll share stories behind my books, ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

At 1:00-1:15 I’m presenting Bailey Beats the BLAH, KIDS story session with outrageous fun.

Bailey Beats the BLAH, KIDS picture book will be launched at Black Cat Book stores on October 26. Ring 3367 8777

LOOK out for my Banners & Booth…

I will be handing out FREE Bailey Beats the BLAH bookmarks, launch invitations, post cards and FREE goodies from Kids Helpline counseling service … magnets, stickers and wallet cards.

WHEN: Saturday October 12th 10am-3pm
WHERE:  Memorial Park, Yeronga

Villa St (opposite Yeronga State High)
Area near the Qld Blind Cricket Association

Please put Saturday 12th October in your diary and TELL every family you know!!
Will you be coming along?

Caring Women United

I, Karen Tyrrell was the guest speaker at Caring Women United, a group of community-focused women who strive to provide a helping hand to those who need it most,  led by Mayor Pam Parker.

I shared my journey into and out of mental illness AND revealing my recovery and wellness secrets. I revealed the stories behind my books, ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery
Where:   Logan City Council, Level 3, 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central – Logan Room
When:    Friday 4 October 2013 at 10.00am.

Logan City Women in Business

I, Karen Tyrrell , mental health advocate and author am speaking at Logan City Women in Business‘ July 4th breakfast meeting .

I’m sharing my latest book:  ME & HIM: A Guide to RECOVERY and my Resilience and mental happiness tips…

How to Stress less, sleep better, overcome anxiety and beat depression.

I’ll be sharing alarming statistics of mental illness in Australia!!

And the inspiring work of Black Dog Institute in suicide and depression research and prevention.

 

5% of ME & HIM: A Guide to RECOVERY book sales will go directly to Black Dog Institute.

Come join me  for breakfast.

Time :       7.00am arrival for a 7.15am-7.30am start

Venue :     The Leather Lane Cafe – BMW Springwood

1 Old Chatswood Road, Daisy Hill, Q 4127

Exit 23 (Southbound) Exit 24 (Northbound)

M1 Motorway, Daisy Hill, Qld 4127

Ph : 07 3290 7000

Cost :        $20.00 per head – payment required in advance

RSVP and payment is being handled directly with Kerrie at BMW

Payment of $20 per head for breakfast is required prior to the meeting by Credit Card over the phone. Payment MUST be made to BMW by close of business –   3.00pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013 Pay Kerrie @ BMW – Phone – 0438 146 666

4118 Club – Business Networking Association  for Logan West

 

 

I, Karen Tyrrell am speaking at  4118 Club June’s luncheon meeting …

…About statistics for mental illness, my recovery from parent-teacher bullying, Post-traumatic stress disorder  and bipolar disorder.

I’ll be highlighting mental health and resilience,  sharing my latest memoir, 

ME & HIM: A Guide to RECOVERY

WHEN: 19th June  11.45am , closing at approx 2pm

WHERE: Park Ridge Tavern, 3773 Mt. Lindsay Highway, Park Ridge

Thanks to Treasurer Lynda Boyd for inviting me along …

Bookings essential for information visit www.4118club.com.au or email info@4118club

Logan Arts Festival

Launching the sequel to ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness ….

ME & HIM: A Guide to RECOVERY

Sharing how I recovered from parent-teacher bullying and mental illness.

Revealing shocking new disclosures and my Guide to Recovery.

My husband, Steve Tyrrell speaks about  his role as my carer.

WHEN: 20th April  3pm
WHERE: Kingston Butter Factory

Milky Way, Kingston

FREE EVENT

 

Networking Brisbane

Guest speaker Karen Tyrrell will be revealing …

*ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness* a Teachers triumph over parent harassment, PTSD and Bipolar over breakfast with Networking Brisbane

She’ll share mental health and memoir writing tips.

Read #20 FREE pages of  ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness 

WHEN: Thursday  8Th November at 7.15am
WHERE:  Coffee Club, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane.
Shop 1, 1422-1428 Logan Rd
Ph: (07) 3422 2399

If you would like to attend please call Julie Hall on
3901 4596 so we know you
are coming and can be
made welcome.

http://www.networkingbrisbane.com/southside/

Toastmasters  Area Conference

Guest Speaker: Karen Tyrrell: ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness

WHERE: Rochedale Rovers Football Club,   

                    Underwood Road, Underwood Park, QLD

DATE: 28th October, 2012.

TIME: 3:30pm.

WHAT:  Sharing my Memoir Writing  secrets:

Logan Teacher harassed to breaking point, incarcerated in a psyche hospital … RECOVERS. How did I  reclaim my life?

Gold Coast Writers Festival

I, Karen Tyrrell be speaking on the Truth or DARE: Memoir and Faction panel at the Gold Coast Writers Festival

I’ll  be sharing secrets from my memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness and answering probing questions.

WHEN: Saturday 27th October 3-3:45

WHERE: Robin Town Centre auditorium … FREE Event

 

Optimist Club: Logandale (since 1978)

I’ll be speaking to the ladies of the Optimist Club in a private gathering.

WHAT:  I”ll be sharing my life story and my gutsy memoir,

ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness, my recovery from parent

harassment at my school, PTSD and  mental illness.

How did I reclaim my life?

I’ll share my guide to recovery and my wellness tools.

WHEN: Thursday 27th September @11-12 pm

WHERE: Logandale, Brisbane, Queensland.

Soroptimist Club of Logan Inc

Dinner &  Guest speaker … Author: KAREN TYRRELL

ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness

Logan  teacher reveals her gutsy story of … parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery

How did I Reclaim my Life?

Monday 3rd September, 7-9.30 pm

Lions Club: Springwood

Cnr of Springwood Rd & Pannikin St, Rochedale South

Cost is $25 per person:
RSVP 27 August (with payment)
Bev Ditton 0414 340 216       Email: bevditton@bigpond.com
SI Logan will be invoiced and will pay for the dinner by 28 August

Soroptimist International of Logan, Heritage Account
BSB Number: 638-070
Account number: 10115900
Soroptimist International Logan
PO Box 128,  Springwood 4127

Rotary Club of Logan

Dinner & Guest Speaker:Karen Tyrrell: Author talk  

ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness

Tuesday 28th August 6:15-8.00PM

Springwood Bowls Club

Cinderella Drive, Springwood

Contact Tim Keeler: President: loganrotary@gmail.com

 

Resilience Training Workshop

Friday, 10th August, 11.30-12.30 pm

Corporate Team: George St, Brisbane

I delivered  a Resilience Training Workshop to a corporate business team, part of a Workplace Health and Safety program …
Manager, Anila Fredricks who had read ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness, invited me to deliver a motivational talk about my RECOVERY from mental illness, to her trouble-shooting unit.

Anila requested I share my resilience skills, to empower her staff to adapt to change and maintain their coping strategies in handling work stresses.

How did I present my Resilience Skills Workshop?    
1.    Shared my personal story of harassment, mental breakdown and Recovery
2.    Explored practical tools to minimize stress and improve wellness.
3.    Delivered an interactive presentation with participants completing my 10 page Resilience Training workbook.
4.    Coached the staff to develop their own personal Wellness Plan.

All Participants were offered a FREE copy of my eBook, *Top 30 Tools for Wellness*

 

Logan City Women in Business

Spotlight Author talk … KAREN TYRRELL

ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness

Logan  teacher reveals her gutsy story of … parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery

How did I Reclaim my Life?

Thursday 5th July, 7-9 am

Zarraffaras Coffee Shop,

Logandale Village Shopping Centre.

Redlands Bay Rd, Logandale.

 

Marvelous Mature Women of Logan

Karen Tyrrell … Author Talk

ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness

Logan  teacher reveals her gutsy story of … parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery
How did I Reclaim my Life?
Tuesday  3rd July at 10.30 am
Logan Central Library,
Wilbur st, Woodridge

Mary Ryan’s Books & Coffee @ Toowoomba

Karen Tyrrell – Author Talk

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness

Brisbane teacher reveals her story of … Harassment, Breakdown & Recovery
How did I Reclaim my Life?
Shop 2 Heritage Building
400 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba
Sunday 1st July 11 am … Call (07) 4632 0800

 Author EVENT > That Book Place, Jimboomba

SQUEE! I’m visiting indie book shop, That Book Place, Jimboomba on Saturday, the 26th May 2012 for an author visit.
I’ll be chatting about my gutsy memoir, ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness
and revealing  HOW as a  Logan teacher, I was harassed to  breaking point and beyond.
I’ll share HOW I Recovered from severe mental illness and reclaimed my life.

            

That Book Place
Shop 11A Cusack Lane, Colonial Village Shops Jimboomba
Saturday 26th May 11-2.00 pm
Call 5547 8822

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