High Schools

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Josh is available to speak in person or via Skype (for schools outside of Western Australia) Contact Josh directly the inquire about cost and availability.

Talks and presentations include:

A Writers Life

Award winning author and illustrator, Josh Langley is available to come to your school and talk about his writing career. Suitable Year 7 to 12.


  • How he started writing and illustrating.
  • How he got published.
  • What it’s like to win a national award.
  • How the publishing industry works.
  • How to work an author platform.
  • Questions and Answers.

How to Write a Children’s Picture Book

Josh Langley takes the students behind the scenes and shows them what it’s like to create an award winning children’s picture book.


  • Where did the idea come from?
  • The writing and illustration process.
  • The editing process.
  • Publication, promotion, reviews and media
  • Questions and Answers

Motivational Talk

Josh discusses his troubled upbringing and how he overcame failing high school and being unemployed to become an award winning radio copywriter and children’s author.


  • Josh’s upbringing
  • Failing high school is not the end.
  • Different career paths for different people.
  • Importance of mental and emotional well-being.
  • How to be your own best friend.

Picture Book Year 7 and 8 Curriculum

His award winning It’s OK It’s OK to Feel The Way Way, is being used as part of the English curriculum for year 7 and 8 students at Sydney Girls School and is now available across Australia. 

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Year 7 and 8 English Curriculum aspect for Picture Books includes.

  • Teacher resources and lesson plan
  • A copy of It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do
  • Skype Call with Josh (45 minutes) , where he can judge the winners of the drawing exercise, talk about his life as a author, provide insights into the publishing industry and answer pre-prepared questions from students.
  • Cost: $330

To inquire about book Josh for a skype package for your year 7 or 8 class, contact Josh directly

Ph: 0417 942 232 or email josh (at) outsidecreative.com.au

or he can be booked through Creative Net Speakers Agency.