Hakea and Carl love interacting with readers. Both have spent over 10+ years each in the education system so are able to conduct school talks, workshops and Q&As to increase engagement.

We have limited availability for author talks and workshops at schools, festivals, libraries and events.  

Option 1) In Person Single Session 

– 1x 60mins $330 or $406 for 90mins

– Audience of up to 110 students 

– Additional students at $100 per 50 students in excess of 110. Extended workshops/talks incur a surcharge. Workshops are for class sides groups. 


Option 2) Half Day 

– 2x 60mins consecutive sessions $457


Option 3) Full Day

– 3 x 60min sessions or 4x 45min sessions with a total of 180 minutes of contact time $660


Additional Considerations

– We travel within Northern Rivers NSW for free. Travel beyond Northern Rivers NSW will be quoted $61 per hour to cover petrol and extended travel time. 

– Travel and accommodation costs if working away from home. Full travel and accommodation costs and $81 per day to cover food and incidentals. 

– Children in K-3 classes will nee smaller class sizes and shorter session times. 


Option 1) Virtual Talks/Presentations – (live)

  • Up to 60 minutes.
  • A degree of open interaction from students with the presenter.
  • The school provides the online platform link.
  • The school provides a moderator to be present during the session.

Recommended rates:

1 x 60 minute session: $305

Add a 2nd session on the same day total: $431

Add a 3rd session on the same day total: $634

Most presentations will be made to class size groups.

 

Recordings of Presentation

  • Any recording of a virtual presentation should be specifically permitted by the presenter. If the presenter agrees to the session being recorded, we recommend the presenter agrees with the school, in writing, that:
  1. the presenter owns the rights to the recording;
  2. any future use of the recording will attract an additional fee to be negotiated between the school and the presenter (specify fee);
  3. the permission / licence granted to the school to use the recording be limited to single use, or a specific, negotiated, period of time such as one or two weeks.
 

Option 2) Online Workshops (Live)

The following rates assume an online live workshop by an author (the presenter) on the following conditions:

  • Open interaction between students and the presenter.
  • Class size groups recommended – up to 35 students per session.
    Presenter may provide workshop materials for use during the session. Materials remain copyright of the presenter.
  • The school provides the online platform link.
  • The school provides a moderator to be present during the session.

Recordings of Workshop

  • Any recording of an online workshop should be specifically permitted by the presenter. If the presenter agrees to the session being recorded, we recommend the presenter agrees with the school, in writing, that:
  1. the presenter owns the rights to the recording;
  2. any future use of the recording will attract an additional fee to be negotiated between the school and the presenter (specify fee);
  3. the permission / licence granted to the school to use the recording be limited to single use, or a specific, negotiated, period of time such as one or two weeks.

Recommended rates:

1 x 60 minute session: $330

Add a 2nd session on the same day: total $457

Add a 3rd session on the same day: total $660

 

 

Option 3) Pre-recorded Talk/Presentation

The following rates assume a pre-recorded presentation by an author / illustrator (the presenter) on the following conditions:

  • Up to 60 minutes.
  • No Q&A.
  • Management of file by presenter.
  • Presenter owns the rights to the recording.
  • File provided to school on a non-exclusive basis.

Recommended Rates

Single access to file: $284

  • The ASA recommends that any licence granted to use the recording be limited in time to a specific period such as two weeks.
  • Customised pre-recorded presentations tailored to individual groups or schools will attract an additional fee to be negotiated.

Hakea Hustler and Carl Merrison base their presenter fees on the Australian Society of Authors recommended rates. Books, talks and resource sales allow Hakea and Carl to continue to write and produce books for your enjoyment.