Combining entertainment, motivation and information for both adults or children
Angie is an accomplished public speaker partly the result of dedicated nuns who tried to tame her and “walking the talk” as a drama teacher for thirteen years.
Her love of adventure, the environment, education, the ocean (she is a highly experienced SCUBA diver), and her uncanny nature for being in the right spot at the wrong time; dodging tsunamis, cyclones and eruptions, has resulted in her having a wide range of interesting speaking topics which she combines with her philosophies and promotion of well-being.
Angie is available for mentoring, motivating, editing, copywriting and producing educational resources.
2018 Speaking Engagements have included:
- ArtsMAD – Rotorua-March 2018
- Tauranga Friends of the Library
- Escape! Bright Sparks, the interpretation of an archived museum item-Tauranga Readers and Writers Festival June 2018
- Bookrapt Annual Seminar: “Zap! Pow! Flash!”
Prior Engagements have included: Chamber of Commerce- Business Women’s Network, Rotary and other Service Clubs, Tauranga Literacy Council, Te Puke Intermediate Writers Guild Awards and assorted literary events.
Storytelling and Author visits: To many schools throughout New Zealand by personal bookings and through the New Zealand Book Council Writers in Schools Scheme. Most recent engagements include:
- Opening of Te Aka Mauri – Rotorua Library
- Children’s Day Event- Te Puke
- Happy Harbour Fun Day- Environment Bay of Plenty
Playwriting and Workshops: Hatch a Bookette with Purple Chicken Press facilitated by The Incubator-Tauranga and various Library Holiday Programmes.
- Paper Back Writer: First Play selected and produced by Te Puke Repertory Theatre for the Ten-Minute-Play Festival March 2018
Other Unusual Bookings: Writing and speaking has opened many unusual and entertaining opportunities including: Being a book shop window display, the prize in a raffle at a literary conference and partaking in a living art installation during an arts festival.
“Thank you so much for being the keynote speaker at Te Puke Intermediate’s Writers Guild Awards. It was a prestigious and glamourous event that both our students and parents enjoyed. Many of our students were both inspired and motivated by your talk and understood the importance of reading to become a good writer. Your passion for both writing and the Ocean, our theme for the evening really came through. Thank you.”
Leonie Belk Head of Te Puke Intermediate Explore Learning Centre
“I just wanted to thank you for your inspiring visits on Wednesday! What a great book! I worked with my buddy class, the New Entrants today and my Y5/6 class was enthralled by the story and we acted out the parts of the characters. We then had 34 new entrants and my 28 seniors happily working together making paper plate farm animals! So once again, many thanks for agreeing to take part in our Authors in August event this year.”
Tauranga Literacy Council