Danny Parker, Presenter

 

Danny Parker is a teacher whose first three books were published to critical acclaim; he has two more scheduled for publication and four others already in development with publishers.

His first book secured him a notable award from The Children’s Book Council of Australia while his second was voted WA Picture Book of the Year in 2012. His third book, Parachute, was shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2013 and was added to the prestigious White Ravens list.

Danny holds an honours degree in theatre from Leeds University and a Diploma of Education and has recently been appointed as writer in residence at Hale School.

Some of Danny's books include:

Testimonials about this presenter

“Danny has such a lovely presentation style, he shared his wisdom and experience as well as loads of humour thrown in. Danny was generous with his experience and his time and he was available throughout the entire course. His passion for the work shone through.”

- Karina Higginson

“Danny was very easy to understand and he was genuinely interested and encouraged us all to pursue writing. He was very real about the whole writing process – that it takes time and that you need to be willing to make changes and listen to advice. The course will provide you with the information that you would need to make a start with writing. The course is valuable and also helps you to really get started, which is often the hardest part with anything new.”

- Heidi Weir

“We were in a comfortable setting for the course. There were excellent notes to take home with us – very comprehensive and useful to refer to at any time. Danny was a bundle of energy and enthusiasm. He made us feel that we could achieve our goals and encouraged us to keep trying. The knowledge we have gained from the course will stay with us and be a highlight to remember for a long time to come. It is actually an essential course for confidence building and to ensure we approach our writing in the best way possible. I just drank it all in and appreciated the opportunity to be there. One of the best weekends I have had for some time.”

- Christine Kelly

“Danny was inspiring and entertaining. He definitely kept everyone engaged. Danny also offered real life experiences which was very helpful. The course was clear and realistic in terms of how to write and industry expectations. You should do this course, it really was useful”

- Katie Gallagher

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