Shane is a highly experienced public speaker and has been engaged in school, library and festival talks for many years.
Shane’s talks and interactive workshops are highly engaging and well regarded. He is passionate about story and takes great joy in educating his audience on the ins and outs of Graphic Novels and storytelling. Shane’s talks can be tailor made to suit any classroom or age group and can focus on a wide variety of topics such as themes, character motivations, visual storytelling and more.
If you are a school or a library and are interested in having Shane speak at your location you’re welcome to contact him via the site. Shane is frequently engaged in talks for students and the public on the subject of writing and comic books so there’s a good bet he’ll be happily attend your festival or event.
Shane is open to educators to fulfil a brief and he does not do “repeat” or rehearsed performances. He is very responsive to students and hence their engagement levels lift. It is a joy to watch Shane make male writers and the process of writing not only real but cool!"
WHAT GRADES DO YOU PRESENT TO? I cover most year groups and have given talks from Year 2s all the way up to University students. The best thing about my work is it appeals to a wide age range.
DO YOU DO TALKS OR WORKSHOPS OR BOTH? Both! My talks can cover the basic ins and outs of creating comics, to writing and storytelling talks and workshops to techniques used in visual storytelling.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE? I generally follow the ASA rates for appearances but you can contact me to chat about costs.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR BOOK WEEK? Absolutely. I’m available all year round but Book Week is a personal favourite of mine.