Writing with Your Feet
Flying w/o a Chicken Hat
“Writing with Your Feet” invites students to imagine themselves as writers, through an exploration of what goes into writing and publishing novels. The presentation is 45 minutes long and is ideal for groups of 20-35 students. It is now also available as a “virtual” visit using free Skype technology: a recession-friendly way to bring an author to your school or library, anywhere in the world!
“Flying without a Chicken Hat” encourages children and teens to believe in themselves, set goals, and work toward making their dreams a reality. Examples come from the experiences of a writer, but participants can apply the message to other fields as well. This half-hour presentation is suitable for libraries and community groups of various sizes as well as school audiences.
“BookTalks” is an interactive parent workshop to help parents use books to talk with pre-teens about a variety of topics. In this one-hour session, the author draws on her experience as a parent and former junior high teacher to lead parents in discussions and activities designed to get parents and tweens reading and talking together.
DC public schools and public charters: start at $150
Schools within 60 miles of DC: start at $350
Out of town: starts at $600 plus travel
I am available to present at conferences and workshops for adults, particularly on topics related to writing and education. Interactive presentations available for third through eight graders. Virtual Presentations also available.