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 2021 includes:
June 11-13: Join Anita in Yeppoon for the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival. Details here.
June 24: Join Anita for a very special night at Griffith City Library with special guests from the Penrith family and Letetia Harris. Bookings essential via eventbrite.
June 27: Join in Anita in Wagga Wagga when Cheryl Penrith launches Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray at the Civic Theatre as part of the Interesting Festival.
July 1: Join Anita online as she discusses her novel Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhurary with Belinda Duarte, hosted by Geelong Library. Register here.
July 8: AATE/ALEA National Conference - Anita will present her keynote virtually.
Sept 14: Join Anita for Australian Reading Hour.
Photo: Helen Kassila
Dr Anita Heiss lit up our zoom-room! It was such an honour to have Anita along to speak about her work as a First Nations author and celebrate the launch of her beautiful new book Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray. We could have listened to Anita talk for hours, and we can’t wait to have her back!
- The Disability Trust (NSW)
Anita was engaging and connected well with the audience. Her humour, expertise and knowledge shared was inspiring for all who attended our event. Her generosity to speak and network on the day was most appreciated
- Brisbane Catholic Education - February 2021
Anita was fantastic. She was the perfect combination of provocative and warm. She provided a great bank of resources for our teachers that were most welcome.
- Catholic Education - Parramatta - January 2021
We have been overwhelmed with feedback about Anita's keynote address. Attendees thoroughly enjoyed how Anita ‘shared’ her life journey and dreams as a young girl. Many attendees commented how much they related to Anita's comment that she 'firmly believes that sharing stories to build respect can connect us as humans.'
- TAFE New South Wales - September 2020
Anita's relaxed and humorous style of delivery engaged and inspired the audience. Her generosity in sharing websites and resources was appreciated. Her talk was on topic and fitted well into the theme of our Learning Intensive.
- Primary English Teaching Association Australia - October 2019
Anita was fantastic. She was funny, engaging and relatable. Her content was relatable to delegates and they left the morning session feeling enthused and informed.
- Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective - June 2019
Having Anita work with our secondary students was an amazing experience for all. Her wealth of experience, down to earth attitude and ability to connect to the students ensured success. The over-all benefits for the students (which were numerous) ranged from lifting self-esteem to a sense of self and belonging. Every student produced multiple writing pieces - gaining confidence as the day progressed. The flow of the workshop was perfect – it allowed the students to build gradually to their performance piece, drawing on skills most of them did not realise they possessed! We are already planning for her next visit! Thank You!
- Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst - March 2019
- 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
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!