Author Engagements

‘If a minute is ever lonely, I’ll keep it company.’

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I would be thrilled to visit your school, library, bookshop or any literary event celebrating reading and writing. Encouraging little kids and big kids to challenge their imaginations and unleash the writer within whilst illustrating the significance of the art of story lies at the heart of all of my presentations. (I occasionally tell really funny lame jokes, too.)

My experience in creating children’s content for a variety of multi media story telling platforms (and its relationship to core curricula) ensures that I can adapt and tailor workshops and presentations to suit tech savvy Gen Z youngsters and adults keen to flex their writing muscle, alike.


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For more details on workshop and presentation content, download my Author Talk Sheet here, Dimity Powell ATS January 2017.


Story time


There were lots of positive comments from participants, praising Dimity’s lively and clear presentation, her creative writing ideas and helpful suggestions. I’d highly recommend Dimity as a presenter, especially for Primary Schools in the area of creative writing.

Marj Osborne Aquinas College Reading Roadshow in March 2012


I found the material that was presented has already been very useful. I have implemented the RAFT activity as a warm up in the Learning Enhancement Centre… and several of my students could not wait to commence the task. Many of these students are reluctant writers and yet they are engaged and wanting to use their imaginations. A very worthwhile activity.

Narelle McBride Aquinas College Reading Roadshow in March 2012


Great with children…enthusiasm and passion for writing is clearly evident. Could articulate the relationship between a book and its reader so well. Gave all the information that the children need to become successful writers.

Helensvale branch library, Gold Coast September 2013



Authors in Schools Gold Coast Writers Festivals student testimonials


Engaged so well with your audience and (you) showed us practical ways to create great story ideas  from our life experience. Thank you for your creative efforts! They were certainly appreciated.

Claire Ryan Central QLD Literary Festival June 2014



Alphabet Zoo Brisbane Writers Festival

I thoroughly enjoyed your session – it was the highlight of the day, for me.

Julann Chippendale Central QLD Literary Festival June 2014


I found your enthusiasm for writing delightfully infectious.

Rusty Hunt Central QLD Literary Festival June 2014


Our students really enjoyed your presentation. It was very exciting to see an author who could actually engage with students and could talk to them at their level.

Helen Davidson Miami State School Authors in Schools Program June 2015

Book Week encounters

I and the children took away a lot from your great presentation. Your passion for writing was evident and the students I brought were indeed privileged.

Helen Derrington Benowa State School Authors in Schools Program June 2015


Book Week writing workshops


Very apparent (that) the students found the evening to be extremely beneficial, our best yet.

Brian Grimes Business Industry Dinner A. B. Paterson College April 2016

Everyone had a wonderful experience…that was apparent from the significant number of people that remained behind to ask questions and discuss aspects with you.

Robina branch library Gold Coast May 2016

It was great to speak to you about your work and how it is changing and morphing everyday. It was great to speak to someone in a similar creative industry in order to put mine into perspective.

Bailey Eales Year 12 Student Business Industry Dinner A. B. Paterson College Gold Coast May 2017

Write Like An Author Facilitator

The best thing was when we learned how to make stories more suspenseful and when we always played Story Sports at the end of the day.

Trinty Hirst, Write Like An Author Writing Camp, Nudgee College July 2017

I enjoyed learning new writing techniques and found that this helped improve my work a lot. The most useful thing was the character development.

Claudia Birrer, Write Like An Author Writing Camp, Nudgee College July 2017

I learned new things that I never knew from Dimity and Angela.

Caitlin Mason, Write Like An Author Writing Camp, Nudgee College July 2017

Escaping to Book Week 2017

Some of our littlest learners enjoyed listening to a real-life author talking about how she writes books. Our Year 1 students learnt about what it means to be a author, where she gets her ideas from, her real life experiences and how these relate to her stories and many other things. They also asked some very good questions. Marilyn Fry TL, Book Week, John Paul College August 2017

Dimity was very entertaining, lots of valuable information. (I) would love to attend more of Dimity’s workshops. Sharron Alexiou, Creative Writing (adult) Workshop November  2017

Well-delivered information, enthusiastic and vibrant. Tamara Whitby, Creative Writing (adult) Workshop November 2017

Had such a great time…I learnt a lot. Anna Pyromallis, Creative Writing (adult) Workshop November 2017