International award winning children’s author, scriptwriter and actress. A full-time writer based in Brisbane, Michelle credits her three sons for giving her an endless source of inspiration, as well as her wrinkles.
Two-time winner of the International Book Award, Michelle has twice been short listed for a CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award and Australian Speech Pathology Award. Michelle was the recipient of the 2018 AusMumpreneur Gold Award for Business Excellence and the winner of the 2018 Redlands BaR award for Best Start Up Business. Her scripts have been finalists at international film festivals and she has appeared in both blockbuster movies and television series.
Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and enjoys working with charities that support the vision of empowering youth through education. As a mentor and editor, she helps aspiring authors find pathways to publication and enjoys working as part of a team in projects that are purposeful, innovative and inspirational.
Our Prep – Year 2 Students really enjoyed participating in story time with award-winning author Michelle Worthington. They were engaged in singing songs, reading stories and finding out more about being an author.Thornlands State SchoolThank you so much for the stories and for coming and taking the time to work with our students. I have heard many positive stories and comments from staff around the school and I look forward to continuing our journey next year.Narbethong State Special SchoolResilience, Confidence and Co-operation! This was the inspiring message presented to our Year 2 Students as part of the Books in Homes program last month. As part of the Books in Homes Event, Year 2 students had the opportunity to meet with successful Brisbane-based children’s author Michelle Worthington. Michelle encouraged the students to try many different activities in primary school – including writing – so they can find what they love and are good at. I’m looking forward to wonderful narratives next year.Durack State Primary SchoolWe were absolutely transfixed by your Presentation. I have never had so many Members approach me to thank me for finding you for our club. Quite a group of us always have coffee downstairs after our Meeting & we all agreed that we were indeed very privileged to have you share your story with us. I have been lucky enough to find some very interesting people to speak to us this year; they all have been great but you were by far the most talented & accomplished speaker we have had – not just this year but over my time at our View club.Moreton Bay View Club
This presentation runs for approximately 40 minutes and has been designed to introduce participants to Michelle Worthington and her books, what it’s like to be an author and screenwriter, how she comes up with her ideas, her biggest acheivements and goals and even what her boys think about getting picked up from school when their mum is dressed up as a fairy!
Creative Business Basics
International award-winning author and businesswoman Michelle Worthington shares her journey to starting her own successful creative business as a female Australian entrepreneur and founder of a startup. Topics covered include idea generation, marketing and promotion, time management and resilience techniques for working mothers.
The Importance of Bedtime Stories
An energetic and dynamic storyteller. Michelle Worthington is an award-winning children’s author and international guest speaker on the importance of reading and the power of storytelling. As the mother of three boys, Michelle understands how hard it is in today’s busy world to find time to share stories with our children. She highlights the scientific, educational and emotional benefits from lived experience
Share Your Story
Do you have a story in your heart, your head or your computer that you want to share but don’t know where to start? Writing stories for children can seem like a very simple task, but there is a skill involved in bringing memorable characters and their worlds to life. Anyone can write a picture book, but not everyone can write a picture book that becomes a child’s favourite bedtime story. The best children’s picture books fire up their imaginations, evoke emotion and stay within their memories forever. This 40 minute presentation was created to provide aspiring authors of all ages the knowledge, skills and resources they need to become a published, as well as the motivation and inspiration.
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