I offer both programming and Skype visits for schools and libraries. As a former teen librarian, the opportunity to connect and work with young readers is something I love and look forward to continuing. Find my current offerings below.
Here We Are: Tell Your Story! Creative Non-Fiction for Teen Writers
This 90 minute program will encourage teen writers to think outside the box when it comes to the format and style possibilities in their own writing. While the focus is on non-fiction, many of the things we’ll brainstorm and talk about are applicable to fiction and would make an excellent lead-in to NaNoWriMo in November. The program is interactive and engaging, though the format allows quieter teens to enjoy without the pressure of having to share — though in my experience, even the more reserved teens love jumping in on this. There is a good chunk of time built into this event for teens to write and attendees will learn about places where they can publish their work.
Fee: $100 for libraries and schools within 75 miles of Beloit, Wisconsin. For locations outside that radius, negotiable.
References are available upon request.
Does your book club or classroom want to talk with me after reading Here We Are: Feminism For The Real World? I offer free 20-minute Skype Q&A sessions for classroom and libraries discussing the book with teens.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up times and dates. My general availability is in the afternoon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2 pm – 5 pm central time.
Longer talks and discussions are available for a small fee.