Inspirational Talks

As an experienced public speaker, I have addressed audiences at writers festivals, in libraries, universities, conference centres and in schools around the world.

Talks can be for audiences of any size or age group.Sessions can be a regular ‘meet the author’, focus on a particular book that I have written, or be about the joy of reading. I am an Ambassador for the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge and an advocate for readers of all ages.

Alternatively, talks can address a theme such as “Getting Published”, “The Writing Life”, “Finding Ideas and Inspiration for Fiction”, “Writing Historical Fiction” or “Writing & Research”.

If you would like to make a booking for workshops or talks at your school, library, conference or festival please email:



  • Kirsty Murray gave 2 energetic, intelligent and inspiring talks that the students really responded to. Her fun, warm and gracious manner endeared her to the audience who have been lining up at lunchtime to borrow her novels.
    Marcia Phillips, Ballarat Grammar
  • Kirsty Murray is a very skilful presenter. She engages, entertains and educates students as she speaks about her novels, her historic research and the process of writing. She is quick-witted and personable, connecting rapidly with groups of students as well as individual students. She is highly knowledgeable in the area of youth literature and her willingness to share this passion has made her a firm favourite with the students of our Literature Club.

    Julie Purcell, Senior Teacher Librarian, Ruyton Girls’ School

Keep in Touch

Upcoming Events

  • 6th March - 9th March
    Writer in Residence
    Methodist Ladies College, Kew
  • Tuesday, 21st March
    Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean in San FRancisco, 8.00 pm
    The Red Victorian, 1665 Haight Street, San Francisco
    Further information
  • Thursday, 23rd March, 2017
    Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean in Berkeley, USA, 7.00 pm
    Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA
    Further information

@kirstymurray on Twitter