Author Visits with Kids

All school and library visits can be done virtually!

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

Author visits leave a lasting impression as they inspire kids to read, write, create—and keep making!

 

 

 

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

Now scheduling! You'll find my school visit info in one place here. All my offerings can be tailored to fit the needs of your students. 

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

And I also offer professional development workshops for educators! All the info is right here.

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To Make + making activity visit

To Make + making plan visit: picture book reading; imaginative video; an interactive discussion of the story, creative process, and patience. Plus, an inspiring activity for kids to make something wonderful via the steps: "gather, make, wait." (Activity/craft options: making plan, "creativitree," or maker ribbon.) Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. Pre-school and up.

A chance for children to explore To Make and the creative process in action.

 

 

TO MAKE A STORY WORKSHOP VISIT

Children will write a collaborative story via the steps, “gather, make, wait” that correspond to phases of the writing process. They’ll leave with tools to write one on their own. Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 1st grade and up.

A chance for children to collaboratively write a story and get to know the writing process.

"Gather, Make, Wait": Your Writing Process in Action

Participants investigate their own writing process and begin!  They’ll leave with ways to nurture their own writing, a simile about it, and the first line of a story/poem/essay. Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 4th grade to adults!

A chance for participants to explore their creative process and start a project with support.

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. approx. I also offer a version of this workshop with Todd Davis that teaches stop motion animation! Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 7 - 12 year-olds.

Zinnia and the Bees Visit

A lively, interactive presentation about bees and yarnbombing! Approx. 45 minutes. 3rd-6th grades.

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