Visits with Kids

All visits can be done virtually!

One of my favorite things is hanging out with kids and helping them tap into their unique voices and imaginations while inspiring them to read and create! I hope my workshops, presentations, and school visits do just that. The following offerings are perfect for classrooms, libraries, nonprofit organizations, extracurricular groups, and creative venues. Plus, they can be facilitated online.

I've presented in a variety of venues in the past including Los Angeles Public Library, 826Boston, arts spaces, the LA Times Festival of Books, SoCal Nerdcamp, and schools.

Workshops available now; To Make visits scheduling for June 2022 and beyond.

Please contact me if you have any questions about offering or rates—I'm here to help make these visits useful and accessible.  

Shoe Story Writing Workshop

"Shoe Story": Participants will write an eight-line (and eight-page) partly true, party made-up story about their shoe in a mini book! It's a fun, engaging, step-by- step way to absorb narrative structure while creating a zany story to keep. 1 hour. 7 - 12 year-olds. $200.

To Make Visit

To Make visit: picture book reading, interactive discussion of the story and the making process (gather, make, wait), and an inspiring activity for kids to create a "recipe to make something wonderful." Optional maker craft if materials provided. 45 min - 1 hour. $150.

Free Skype Q&A

15-minute Q&A Skype Visit on To Make, Zinnia and the Bees, or writing, the creative process, and story in general. Always closes with an inspirational writing prompt. Free!

Zinnia and the Bees Visit

A lively, interactive presentation about bees and yarnbombing! 45 minutes to 1 hour. $150.

Start Your Story Engine Workshop Series

"Start Your Story Engine" participants will write a whole story—from developing a character to revision activity—in this series of four, 45 minute to 1 hour workshops. $600. 7-12 year-olds.

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