For a limited time only…

To celebrate the publication of The Boy Who Stepped Through Time, Anna is offering a short, discounted presentation to schools, libraries and festivals during June, July and August of 2021.

The presentation reveals:

The truth behind the story – an amazing trail of coincidences and thrilling research finds that led to the creation of an exciting and humorous historical novel.

As well as:

  • The process and importance of planning and drafts
  • How a time-change story unlocks the fun of history
  • Life in ancient Roman times – the interesting bits!
  • Working with a collaborator (who is available to participate at presentations)
  • How students in schools contributed to shaping the plot

Don’t miss out! For more information contact Anna.

Library presentation with John Marsden
Library presentation with John Marsden

Adult and festival presentations

Anna offers lively and interesting talks to audiences of all ages. For a printable brochure about her topics for festivals, mixed age presentations and adult groups, click here.

abc-radio-bendigo-2017 with Leigh Hobbs and Belinda Murrell
Bendigo Writers Festival with Leigh Hobbs, Belinda Murrell and Lindy Burns from ABC Radio

‘Anna had the audience locked on to her presentation from start to finish. She unfolded a fascinating story of literary detective work, tracing the lives of her Polish grandmother and her family, and the audience couldn’t wait for a formal question-and-answer period at the end — they threw in questions as the session went along, and she handled them brilliantly and honestly.’ Chris, committee member of Williamstown Literary Festival

melbourne-jewish-writers_festival with Kate Forsythe and Hazel Edwards‘I couldn’t allow the moment to pass without letting you know how much I enjoyed your Workshop on Friday. You have such wonderful energy and enthusiasm for your work. It’s contagious. I was so inspired … It was a privilege and a pleasure to spend a couple of hours in your company.’ Fay, participant in a writing workshop run by Anna as part of Stonnington Council’s ‘Untitled’ literary event

To watch Anna in a TV interview, or listen to podcast interviews, click here

To see a list of some of Anna’s previous presentations, click here

School visits

Anna Ciddor’s fun, lively presentations are full of audience participation and ‘show and tell’. The audience respond with great enthusiasm, while teachers appreciate the little hints and advice that apply to the students’ own work.

‘Your visit far exceeded my expectations and the students, both boys and girls, were totally engaged in your hour long talk.  Thank you for being so very generous with your time. You have great interaction with the students, and had them on the edge of their seats the whole time.  Bringing along the props also helped to keep their interest too.  Your writing and illustrating tips were excellent, and I hope the students take this advice on board.’ Barbara Johnson, teacher librarian St. Francis Xavier PS, Montmorency

‘Your presentation was fascinating and I thought the way you linked the story with the research process and family connection was perfect’ Jo Laretive, teacher librarian at Moriah College, Sydney

year-8-workshop-july-2014‘I was inspired so much when you came in and how you turned family history into an absolutely amazing book! I really hope that one day I can do the same’ Elena, student at PLC, Melbourne

For a printable brochure about Anna Ciddor’s school visits, click here.

For a printable colouring page based on an illustration from The Family with Two Front Doors, click here

For Teachers Tips on The Family with Two Front Doors click here

For Teachers Tips on 52 Mondays click here

To see a list of some of Anna’s previous presentations, click here

Booking enquiries

Online at Speakers Ink or, by phone to Booked Out on (03) 9824 0177 or go to the Contact page and send an email.

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