My sessions are entertaining and interactive and, I hope, inspiring too.

I aim to encourage students to enjoy the creative process, and to give them insight into how books are made.

I work with students from grades 1-6, and talk about:

  • Sketchbooks
  • How a picture book is made
  • Coming up with characters
  • Insider knowledge!
  • Drawing and writing tips

Usually, I do a live drawing session, then encourage everyone else to get drawing straight away. Depending on the theme of the workshop, we may make up our own characters, or illustrate a poem we’ve just created together, or even put together our own books. Everyone should leave the session with a creation of their own, new insight, and some ideas to try out themselves.

If you’re in Victoria and would like me to come to your school, please get in touch through Booked Out: bookings@bookedout.com.au

Workshop for The Grand Imaginariums ‘Story Garden’ – culminating in the creation and publication of each child’s own wonderful book.

Some marvellous made up animals developed with the students at Scotch College, Melbourne

Lucinda has amazing energy and her passion for illustrating is infectious. As part of our Book Week celebrations, Lucinda ran workshops that spanned all ages across the primary school. Lucinda shared stories and poems, and illustrated several lucky students’ poetry to many ‘Ooohs’ and ‘Aaahs’ in the audience.

CECILIA SINCLAIR, 1/2 TEACHER & BOOK WEEK ORGANISER
THORNBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL, MELBOURNE

Lucinda came to Point Lonsdale Primary for the Queenscliffe literary festival this year to speak to the local children. Her time and energy was hugely appreciated and it was lovely to meet her. It was a great day and Lucinda’s book was so well loved! She had a natural rapport with the kids and lots named her session as a favourite.

ALICE BARKER
VICE-PRESIDENT, QUEENSCLIFFE FESTIVAL

We’ve been fortunate to host three events with Lucinda, each with very different audiences. Each crowd has left the shop glowing.
One of the many reasons we enjoy working with Lucinda is her glass overflowing attitude – super-organised herself, but ready to change plans on the run if necessary.
We’re looking forward to the next event with this talented, intelligent and engaging author-illustrator. And the next book too!

LEESA LAMBERT
OWNER, THE LITTLE BOOKROOM, MELBOURNE

But… you’re just a normal-looking lady!

JACK, YEAR 2, DINGLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL