Chris Collin
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Chris Collin is an award winning Author, Poet, Story Teller and highly entertaining Performer. Chris sees his role as bringing 'fun and funkiness' to the world through his books and performing arts, whilst encouraging readers of all ages to read for the joy of reading! 

With the help of 'Funky Chicken', Chris’ interactive presentations are designed to promote a love of reading with young readers through humour, fun and engagement; catering for all levels from Kindy all the way through to grade 6. His energetic and entertaining sessions are sure to have the students on the edge of their seats! 

Books: Funky Chicken, Mission InCROCible, Chooks in Space, A Bug Called Doug
 
Talks: Creating your own story with fun and funkiness! – This interactive talk incorporates music, dance, movement, and puppetry to deliver a fun and highly engaging performance to students whilst also educating them on the creative process behind a picture book, the relationship between the illustrator and the narrative and how to get the rhythm in the rhyme! Grades P-4
 
 Brain Strain Creative Rhyme Workshop: Students will create their own story outline with a setting, character and random object which will then be turned into a rhyming story. This workshop gives students an understanding of Chris’s rhyming style with an emphasis on the importance of rhythm and meter and making the story bounce! Grades 5-8
 
 Click on the session links below to book tickets to see Chris's talks and workshops. Bookings open on 26 April 2019.

Session 102 Thursday 18 July 09:30 Grades P-4