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:

January: Jaipur Literature Festival, India

March: Anita will be visiting schools in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo.

June: Anita will be appearing at the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival, Geraldton (WA).

June: Anita will be presenting a keynote address at the Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference, Sydney.

July: Anita will be speaking at Logan City Council Library.

July: Anita will be writer-in-residence at Geelong Grammar School.

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


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'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!