Julia is a popular public speaker and presenter. She has given talks and workshops at schools, conferences and libraries across Australia and internationally, including:

  • The Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Singapore
  • Belmont, Whitfords, Dianella, Karrinyup, Kelmscott, Inglewood, Joondalup, Mirrabooka, Kalgoorlie libraries, Western Australia, for the Finding My Place program
  • Bullsbrook College, Perth
  • Children’s Book Council/Australian School Libraries Association Conference, Tasmania and South Australia
  • Geraldton libraries and schools
  • Festival of the Sunshine Coast
  • Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre, including presenting for Youth Literature Days at Albany, Geraldton, Port Hedland and Newman
  • John XXIII College, Perth
  • Kids’ Lit Festival, All Saints’ College, Bullcreek
  • Launceston Public Libraries for the Youth Literature Centre
  • Leibler Yavneh College, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Mercedes College, Perth
  • MLC, Melbourne
  • Mornington Festival, Victoria
  • Newman College
  • Penrhos College, Perth
  • Perth Writers Festival
  • Reading Matters, Melbourne
  • Reading for Life, Iona Presentation College
  • Rosalie Writers’ Festival
  • Singapore schools as part of the Near and Dear exchange with the Singapore Arts Council and writingwa
  • Sprung Writers’ Festival, Albany
  • St Mary’s Anglican College, Karrinyup
  • Words Out West, Broadmeadows
  • Xtreme Reading, Bendigo

She has appeared on ABC radio on Books and Arts, on 6PR and on the ABC’s Big Ideas as part of the Perth Writers Festival.

In 2015 she attended the Kindling Words East retreat in Vermont, USA, courtesy of the Copyright Agency and the Department of Culture in the Arts, Western Australia.

Please direct enquiries for bookings in the eastern states to Booked Out.

For all other bookings, please contact The Literature Centre on 08 9430 6968 or

Julia is unable to accept fee-free work at this time.