School Visits and Talks

Catherine is available for school visits and author talks. 

Catherine enjoys talking to young people about writing. As a child, she loved writing and has carried that passion with her through life. Her talks inspire young people to explore the world of storytelling, reading and writing – in a fun and engaging way. She has visited many schools as well as bookstores including Better Read Than Dead, Harry Hartogs and more.

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‘The presentation was exciting, interesting and the children were engaged.’ 

‘Catherine was fabulous.’

‘There were lots of opportunities for the children to ask questions.’

‘It was inspiring for the children to listen to an author speak about writing and where she gets her ideas for writing.’

‘The science experiments were engaging and captured the children’s attention and imagination.’

Teachers from years 2, 3 and 4  at Curl Curl North Public School.

Catherine’s talks are informative, interactive and fun. She has worked with young people on cruise ships and in education at Taronga Zoo, and uses storytelling, images and interactive games to share insights into writing. Her aim is to inspire all young people to write, read and create.

Quark’s Academy author talk – Inventing the story

Catherine’s latest book Quark’s Academy is all about science, inventions ​and children with curious minds. Learn more about storytelling, coming up with ideas as well as some interactive science displays. Age group: Quark’s Academy is for readers 8 years plus.


‘Catherine Pelosi is an entertaining speaker who engaged the students with her wonderful tips for writing success. She introduced the characters from her new book, ‘Quarks Academy’, using some fun science experiments which the students enjoyed. Catherine had a lovely rapport with the students as they met her to have their books signed. We look forward to her visiting Wakehurst PS again.’

Catherine Lindsay, Teacher Librarian, Wakehurst PS

To book Catherine in to visit your school K-6, please contact The Children’s Bookshop Speaker’s Agency.

Speaking to readers at the Lindfield Learning Hub:

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Speaking to young readers at Lane Cove Library:

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You can see Catherine read the first chapter of QUARK’S ACADEMY here:

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More resources:

Quark’s Academy Teacher’s notes 

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