Gregg Driese
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Gregg Dreise is an Author, Illustrator, Designer, Poet, Storyteller and Performer. A descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi nations, he was born and raised in St George, Queensland and moved to Noosa during high school. He is the youngest of 8 in a family who loved sport, music and poetry and he is currently a teacher on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Following in the footsteps of his family, Gregg has been an artist most of his life, and his paintings have been sold all over the world. Gregg is also an award winning Author. For Gregg the most exciting part of writing is going to schools and libraries with his didgeridoo and guitar, with the aim to educate an audience filled with smiles. Gregg is an engaging presenter who connects with his audience through the use of humour and music.

Books – Gregg is the author of Silly Birds, Kookoo Kookaburra and Mad Magpie. These stories are about teaching morals. Silly Birds is based on the saying “it’s hard to soar like an Eagle when you are surrounded by Turkeys.” Kookoo Kookaburra is based on the saying “kindness is like a boomerang – if you throw it often, it comes back often. If you never take the chance to throw it, it never comes back.” Mad Magpie is based on the words of wisdom “stay calm like the surface of water, yet strong like its current. And know that there is a song out there for you.” His books also include My Culture and Me , Cunning  Crow, and I Open the Door

Workshops – Planning… like whatever – Gregg uses comedy to highlight the common mistakes of writing. He will highlight the often misunderstood, or not even used strange, mysterious, mystifying, peculiar thing called… planning.
 
Grades P-10