Teachers Only

Hi Teachers!

One of the best things about being a children’s author I that I get invited to visit schools and talk to the kids.

I am happy to do individual classroom visits, to run writing and cartooning workshops with selected groups, or perform an hour long inspirational  show for the whole school about writing and drawing for fun.

Here is a clip of me performing recently for kids at a public library

Here I am performing at Henderson Primary School.

I am part of Read New Zealand Te Pou Muramura’s Writers in Schools programme which subsidises authors visits to schools. I also do privately arranged visits and as a registered teacher I occasionally go into schools as a day reliever and do author sessions in classes while their teachers enjoy some release time.

With 20 years of teaching experience I am able to tailor my sessions to specific learning needs and my rates are so ridiculously reasonable that you won’t believe  I’m not being sponsored by Bill Gates or  Oprah Winfrey.

For further information or to book a visit please contact me at any time.

John Carr


027 926 1170

09 5353 793

Below are some unsolicited testimonials from recent customers.

“The children and teachers absolutely loved your talk.  Everyone I have seen in the corridor today has stopped me to tell me how much they enjoyed you talk and how much they laughed.”

Chistine MacLean, Teacher, Campbell’s Bay Primary School

Cathy Mahoney

Teacher Librarian, Saint Francis Primary School, Point Chevalier

Oliver Reinsfield, satisfied customer, Saint Francis Primary School

“John was AMAZING! Everyone (adults and kids) loved him. The children all started experimenting with words and ideas that came from his talk. What a privilege to have him with us. Thanks to the Book Council for sponsoring such an awesome workshop.”

Stephanie Lin, Pakuranga Heights Primary School

“Thank you so much for coming. The girls loved it and so did the staff. Contact us next time you are downs I’m sure the older girls would love to hear you speak.”

Felicity McKay, Saint Margaret’s College, Christchurch

“Thank you John. We have been doing some ʻJohn Carrʻ writing and the kids are really enjoying it. I will send Cameronʻs to you, his is a rewrite on a Trademe ad. You were most inspiring for us all and it is refreshing to see where writing can take you.”

Teri Aylward, Ouruhia Primary School, Christchurch