School Visits

Trevor has visited schools all over the world, in countries as far apart as Canada, China, Singapore, England, Japan and South Africa.  He has also spoken to classes in several countries via Skype.  His audiences have ranged from several students in a classroom setting to several hundred students in an auditorium.

Trevor has also spoken to adult audiences about writing, children’s literature and the place of creative writing within the high school English classroom.

As an experienced high school IB English teacher, Trevor approaches school visits with an educator’s mindset alongside his experiences as a writer (click here to visit the website he uses with his classes).

Below, you can see a few photos and videos of Trevor’s school visits and conference presentations.  At the bottom of this page, you can find a complete list of his past presentations.

For more detailed information on programs and availability, please get in touch via the Contact page.

School Visits – Japan, South Africa, Canada, Cambodia

…And a Little Bit of Soccer with Grade 1 in Kobe… (Video)

Pecha Kucha Presentation in Yokohama (Video) – “Why I Write”

If you’re not familiar with Pecha Kucha, it’s a presentation format involving 20 slides, each timed to change automatically after 20 seconds.  I highly recommend giving it a go!

2011 PechaKucha Night – Trevor Kew – Why I Right from Yokohama International School on Vimeo.

Full List of Previous School Visits


  • Makuhari International School, Chiba, 2014, Grades K-6
  • Doshisha International School, Kyoto, 2014, Grades 7-12
  • Canadian Academy, Kobe, 2013, Grade 4-5
  • Marist Brothers International School, Kobe, 2011, Grade 1-5
  • Yokohama International School, Yokohama, 2012-2013, Grades 1, 2, 4-7
  • Tsukuba International School, Tsukuba, 2012, Grades 1-7
  • Kyoto International School, Kyoto, 2011, Grades 3-5


  • Point Grey Secondary School, Vancouver, 2011
  • Richmond High School, Richmond, 2011
  • East Vancouver Elementary School, 2011


  • Robin Hood Primary School, Richmond, 2011
  • Birmingham Elementary School, 2011
  • Xi’an Hanova International School, Shaanxi Province – 2015


  • Cairo British School (via Skype) – 2011


  • Canadian International School, 2012

South Africa

  • District 21, Pretoria, 2010


  • Spirit of Soccer coaching project – 2009

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • University of British Columbia – “Teaching Abroad: What You Need to Know” – 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) – “Less Talk, More Action: Children’s Literature on the Move” – 2012
  • TEDxTeachers Tokyo – “Teacher by Day, Writer by Night” – 2012
  • Yokohama International School, PechaKucha Night – “Why I Write”
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI Japan) – a workshop on writing action scenes, 2012
  • Japan Writers Conference 2012 – “Writing About Sports in Fiction
  • International Centre for Japanese Culture (ICJC) – Friday Night Lecture Series – “Writing (Badly) About Japan” – May 2014
  • Japan Writers Conference 2014 – Iwate University, Morioka – “A Search for the Soul of Japan? – Pitfalls to Avoid for the Writer” – October 2014