Events

Book Megan for your next event

Megan is an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop presenter and festival chair across  Australia and New Zealand, as well as in schools and early education settings. Enquire about her availability to speak at your conference or event, and her speaking rates, using the contact form below.

She is also available to present reading and writing topics with Your Kid’s Next Read team members Allison Tait and Allison Rushby.

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Enquiry Form

Enquire below about Megan as a guest speaker for your school, early education centre, conference or online event below. To receive speakers rates and a media kit for Megan Daley, please include some information about your event including the date and location.

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Recent Events

Shoalhaven Teacher Librarian Conference: joint keynote with podcast co-host Allison Tait (as pictured)

School Library Association of Australia: Keynote speaker

Brisbane Writers Festival: Presenter and workshop facilitator

Storyfest Out West: Presenter and workshop facilitator

Story Arts Ipswich: presenter and workshop facilitator

Plus various schools and early education settings

Sample Workshops, Talks and Panels

Workshop (Year 1- 6): ‘What’s the Buzz about Narrative Non-Fiction Writing’

Join author, educator and beekeeper Megan Daley for a writing workshop exploring the wonderful world of native bees. Megan will discuss the process of writing a narrative non-fiction text with a particular focus on the importance of research and editing. Students will gather buzz-worthy facts using text and hands on artefacts, to serve as inspiration for their own non-fiction writing piece.

Family Storytime + Craft: ‘What’s the Buzz’

Join author, educator and beekeeper Megan Daley for a nature-based storytime with a particular focus on bees! Megan will share her picture book, ‘The Beehive’. We will collect facts about bees to find out what the buzz is about bees and why we need to create bee-friendly habitats for Australia’s favourite pollinators, before creating a bee-themed artwork.

Adult and/or educator Event: ‘Rewilding Kids with Books’

Join author and educator Megan Daley in exploring the power of connecting kids with nature through books. Megan will share the story of her picture book, ‘The Beehive’ and the process behind its creation. She will discuss how books that explore the natural world and issues of sustainability are all-important for our young people, how best to use these titles, how to source the best titles on sustainability and nature and how native bees can be an integral part of your home environment and educational programs.

Adult and/or educator Event: ‘Raising Readers’

Development of literacy skills begins at birth and continues throughout childhood and beyond. The aim of this session is to empower parents/carers and educators of 0-10-year-olds to take an active role in encouraging literacy development. It is less a talk about the mechanics of reading and more a talk about fostering a lifelong love of reading and language and the vital role of the parent in this. Award-winning teacher-librarian Megan Daley answers questions including: how to raise a reader; the importance of reading aloud; reading habits and how to build them into your life; school literacy demystified; nurturing reluctant readers and extending keen readers, and how you can best support literacy development at home.

Adult and/or educator Event: “Tweens, Teens and Reading’

Life gets busy for our young people with homework and after-school activities and around the tween years, reading for pleasure often declines, even in children who have previously loved reading. The pressure is on to help them find a balance between reading, social media, socialising, studying and extracurricular pursuits. It is also a challenging age in terms of book choices as they begin to transition from younger reader books to middle-grade novels and young adult (YA) books. Megan Daley walks us through the challenges and provides advice to help your child continue their lifelong reading journey.

Adult Panel Event: ‘Teacher, Teacher’

With teachers and education in the spotlight, the ‘Teacher, Teacher’ anthology is a timely reminder of the power of exceptional educators.

(suggested panel conversation with contributors or other authors in the education space)

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