Upcoming Appearances

Anita is often booked to MC conferences, symposiums and dinners. She runs creative writing workshops and delivers keynote addresses and dinner speeches. Some of her activity in 2019 includes:

September 5: In conversation with Anita at Logan City Library.

September 7: Brisbane Writers Festival. Join Anita for two sessions at the 2019 BWF. Details here!

September 11/12: Anita is a keynote presenter and workshop facilitator at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Education NSW State Conference, Hunter Valley.

October 1/2: Anita will MC the ATSISU Student Conference, University of QLD.

October 26: Anita will deliver a keynote address at the Teaching with Agility Conference, Brisbane. Details here.

November 10-18: Anita will be an EXC In-Depth Presenter on the cruise ship Maasdam (Holland America).

November 22: Anita will deliver the Fryer Lecture at the University of QLD.


February 14: Anita will celebrate Library Lovers Day at Cleveland Library.

June 18: Anita will deliver the PEN Patron's Lecture in Perth.

October 1/2: Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference. Anita will present a keynote address and workshop

Photo: Helen Kassila


Anita was wonderful and engaging sharing her writing experiences and providing opportunities for participants to engage in creative writing activities. Would definitely engage this speaker again.

- QUT/UQ Lowitja Project - December 2018

Anita was invited to speak at our end-of-year meeting. She was amazing! It was great to have an Aboriginal leader and writer to speak to us and her talk was really engaging. 80% of staff surveyed after the day said Anita's talk was the best part of the day.

- Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation - November 2018

Anita's after dinner speech kept the audience engrossed and inspired many in the audience - great work.
- Charles Sturt University - November 2018

Anita's speech was informative and engaging, and her enthusiasm and warmth is infectious. We have received many very positive responses to her talk at our staff conference last week.

- The University of Melbourne, 2018

Dr Anita Heiss bought her expertise, knowledge, and verve, as MC and co-convenor of a significant Professional Development event for teachers at The University of Queensland. The teachers learnt how to appropriately use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories in the school context. Almost 100 teachers unanimously praised Anita’s contribution to the day’s activities. Working with Anita is a very rewarding experience.

- University of Queensland, 2017

Anita was fabulous. She was engaging to all audience members. Strong, articulate, humorous and deadly! Would more than recommend her to others and book her again.

- NSW Dept of Education, 2017

Well researched and well thought out speech very appropriate for the occasion, and extremely interesting to our audience. It was perfect. Anita's presentation exceeded our expectations.

- Libraries ACT, 2017

How to book Anita

To book Anita as a guest speaker to address a conference or festival, to speak to your staff, MC your event or run workshops in your school or community,  please contact Sandie Fraser on email at Speakers Ink!

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS: Anita also does Skype visits to schools and these can be booked through Speakers Ink!