Need a visiting author or guest speaker for your school, library, festival or special event?
I am available, in person and online via virtual visits, to conduct a wide variety of gigs for students, teachers, readers and aspiring writers. In Canada, I am represented by Author Booking Service. In Australia, I am represented by Speakers Ink.
In 2015, I was a guest author for Spreading the Word, “the Vancouver Writers Fest’s schools program offering K—12 students and teachers the opportunity to engage with internationally renowned writers at the Festival and in the classroom”.
“It was so great to have Darren come to visit our classes…Darren was engaging, inspiring and certainly knowledgeable about his craft. He read from his book, talked about the characters he created and shared bits from his personal life too. Darren was comedic, which always captivates kids, and summarized his presentation through a game. They loved it. We’d love to have him back.”
Tom Craik, Teacher, Laura Secord Elementary
“The students greatly enjoyed Darren’s book talk; they were engaged and really enjoyed that he was funny. They were spellbound. Also, his leaving a lot of time for questions about writing and inspiration was excellent.”
Jen Heiden, Gr 9 English, Delta Secondary School
“Darren’s writing and presence resonated very well with teens…His talk was quick-moving, incorporated subject matter geared to the age group, and got them participating, laughing and having fun. I felt that he had a big impact on the students and I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Kate Longley, Teen Services Librarian, North Vancouver City Library
For enquiries direct with the author:
For speaker enquiries in Canada, please contact Author Booking Service:
For speaker enquiries in Australia, please contact Speakers Ink:
For publicity enquiries in CAN/US, please contact Dayle Sutherland at Orca Book Publishers:
For publicity enquiries in Australia, please contact Dorothy Tonkin at Penguin Random House Australia
T: (02) 8923-9902
F: (02) 9954-1163