Primary School Visits

The key messages every child needs to hear

Josh Langley takes the messages of children’s books delivers them in a fun and engaging way for either in person or virtual school visit.

Using Zoom, Josh can beam into any classroom or library around Australia and talk to kids about resilience and his new book Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures.

In a funny and inspiring online presentation, Josh talks about overcoming setbacks to become an award-winning author and illustrator, does a funny reading of Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures, answers questions from students and draws live.


Josh’s session touches on the following health and well-being curriculum topics; resilience, well-being, self-esteem, persistence, positive risk taking, friendship, creativity, curiosity.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Cost: $300
  • Included: Teachers notes, free copy of Magnificent Mistakes and session running sheet.

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“Thanks again Josh. I just passed children in the corridor saying “that was awesome” and thanks – keep writing, we need your messages more than ever”

-Anne Morgan Librarian at Our Lady of Fatima Kingsgrove Primary School.

“The students thoroughly enjoyed your virtual visit and our psychologist commented that there were so many great messages she can use to work on with some students. The kids were in such positive spirits after the virtual visit and had lots of great feedback about how much they enjoyed it. Was thinking it would be great to do another one with you next year when your next book comes out. Thanks for being so organised and providing the support documents,  the kids and I really appreciated the opportunity to engage in this type of event.”

Tanya Truman, Principal Ngalapita RCS

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Virtual Visit Technical requirements

  • Laptop or computer with camera
  • Smart Board or big screen TV
  • High speed internet connection
  • Josh provides the school with easy set up guide and running sheet for the session.

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Being You is Enough” in Person Presentation for Primary Schools

Josh has inspired thousands of school children across WA with his powerful messages of resilience and self-esteem.

Josh’s signature presentation is based on his books Being You is Enough, the ABIA Award winning It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do, Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures and Being Wildly Kind. his funny and engaging presentations have been developed to compliment the health and well being aspects of the Australian school curriculum as well as connecting with pastoral care policies.

Josh has also appeared at the Margaret River Young Readers Festival and Telling Tales Children’s Festival in Balingup. He’s also a popular guest speaker for year 6 Graduation ceremonies for various primary schools.

In person school visits

1 session (hour) $350
2 sessions (hour) $450
Full day (10am til 3pm, max 4 sessions ) $650

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Praise for Josh Langley

“Josh’s workshops are engaging, entertaining and humorous. He addresses key issues at a level appropriate to the student’s ages, providing sound advice and tips for dealing with life’s big issues. We loved the quote “practice makes progress” and intend to make this a whole primary focus for the next term. We are looking forward to inviting Josh back.”.

– Kim Luk (Director of Positive Education) Geraldton Grammar

“The kids really enjoyed their sessions with you. You were highly entertaining and engaging!”

Brooke Gray – Year 2 teacher Beaconsfield Primary

*Josh charges normal Australia Society of Author rates.

Josh is taking bookings for 2021 now

Presentations for Adults

His talk and workshop topics include:

Find Your Creative Mojo Talk: Engaging hour long talk to help people tap into their creative selves. Also includes Q and A and book signing.

Find Your Creative Mojo Workshop: Josh teams up with fellow writer Andy Macleod to deliver a powerful workshop that delves deep into the creative process. It’s a very much hands on experience for participants and the insights gleaned go way beyond creativity and can be used in life in general.

Josh is taking bookings for 2021 now

How to Get Published Workshop: Working out how get a book published can be confusing and extremely daunting. In this informative workshop participants get a broad overview on how the publishing industry works and what it takes to get your manuscript in front of a publisher. Josh co-presents this workshop with writer and poet Andy Macleod.

Some of the events and places Josh has appeared at.

  • ‘Paracon’ Paranormal Conference 2015
  • Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Telling Tales Children’s Festival Balingup (2017, 2018)
  • Capel Library
  • Margaret River Library
  • Mary Davies Library.

Praise for Josh Langley’s talks

“Best Author Talk I’ve been to at the Library. Good value and lots of fun as well”

“Great talk by Josh. Inspiring and fun.”

“Very inspirational, made me want to want to go home and start writing”

“Josh spoke with enthusiasm. i enjoyed and agreed with everything he said”

“Thought your presentation last night was excellent.” – Pat Taylor


“Josh is an inspirational speaker and a wonderful writer – we loved having him at our library event…will definitely book him again”

– Karen (Capel Libraries)

“Very interesting, informative and entertaining w/shop. Thank -you”

– Ingrid

*Josh charges normal Australia Society of Author rates.

Josh is taking bookings for 2021 now

Josh is also represented by Creativenet Speakers Agency

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