School Visits

Author Talks and Schools Visits by Karen Tyrrell, award -winning Brisbane author.

Karen’s book Song Bird Rainforest Rescue is shortlisted in Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019.

Author Talks

Karen presents   thought provoking author talks on how she empowers kids to live STRONG. She shares how she’s a survivor of bullying. She also shares her writing process, revealing her writing tips and publishing journey. She won 3 awards, 4 literary grants, and a mentorship with the Society of Editors. She presents talks to schools, libraries, festivals and conferences.


Superhero author talks

Superhero Writing Workshop

KAPOW! Meet Superhero, Karen Tyrrell author of Song Bird Superhero series and Super Space Kids series.Karen presented Superhero Writing Workshops for Brisbane City Libraries and ALEA Meanjin Writers camp at USQ.

Kids will be supercharged with story writing powers to create an original SUPERHERO story, jam packed with SUPER powers, SUPER action and SUPER villains.

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Superheroes vs Super Villains at Meanjin Writers Camp


Brisbane City Libraries Writing workshop

Bully Prevention Talks

Karen wears her taekwondo outfit to present bully prevention talksand writing workshops. She shares  practical strategies for bully prevention for students, teachers and parents.  Many describe her talks as inspiring, educating and entertaining.

Karen Tyrrell author talks

Interactive Storytelling & Pantomimes

Karen presents interactive storytelling and pantomimes to children. She gets into character, wearing FUN costumes and wigs. She entertains and educates children with humor, actions, banners, props, and  music.

Karen Tyrrell Author

Song Bird Superhero Interactive Storytelling

Karen Tyrrell presents Harry Helps Grandpa Remember pantomime

Harry Helps Grandpa Remember pantomime

Writing Workshops

Karen presents practical writing workshops for adults inspiring them to create and publish memoirs and children’s books. She reveals how to create characters, for the reader to care about.  She shares how to create a page turning story to hook in the reader. She’s a writing tutor for Queensland Writers Centre.

Masterclasses: Book Marketing 2018.

Write & Publish a Children’s Book Workshop

Karen Tyrrell, presents FUN, interactive Creative Writing workshops and author talks to Brisbane schools, libraries, writing groups and clubs.

I present an imaginative Creative Writing workshop called Build a Castle where children write the first chapter of their novel choosing their characters, story theme and “movie-like” setting using visualization techniques.

 Testimonials: Primary School

 “Inspiring, engaging and relevant! Sensational author, Karen Tyrrell, visited Fairvale PS to talk to the students about  her books. The students were captivated by her presentation. She came dressed in character so right from the word go they were engaged. Karen encouraged audience participation and allowed for plenty of question time. A truly remarkable author and teacher who continues to touch the lives of the very young and the not so young.” –Anthony Pitt, Principal, Fairvale PS

Testimonials: High School

‘Thanks so much for bringing your talents to Mabel Park SHS for our Year 9s. I admit I was a little anxious embarking on creative writing activities for some of the low-achievers, but delighted when I saw the result. Your motivating, inclusive style and high-yield activities really had the students at all abilities working hard, creating stories and experimenting with their imagination. Congratulations. I’m sure the students can now approach creative and imaginative written tasks with a sense of confidence and achievement. “– Chris Norrie, Mabel Park SHS

“Karen is a vibrant presenter with an inspirational story to tell. She speaks with great authority, having learned through hard-won experience. Her topic is interesting and her enthusiasm is contagious. — Ali Stegert: School Counsellor North Side Christian College

You can book me for a writing workshop or author talk by contacting my agent at Greenleaf Press.

OR contact me via my Contact Page … HERE 

Downloads: FREE teacher Resources HERE

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