SCHOOL / LIBRARY VISITS
I am available for in person school and library visits in the Oregon and Washington areas and virtual school visits wherever you are located! Below are some examples of the visit types I offer, although I’m always happy to discuss your community’s needs and work with you to arrange a visit that fits best. I am also available for specialized writing workshops for teens and adults, including classes on character, voice, plot, writing productivity, and more!
MEANING OF PRIDE STORY TIME
In this session, I will do a read aloud of my picture book The Meaning of Pride, which is a celebration of queer representation as seen through historical and familiar figures of note in the LGBTQIA+ community. Afterward, I’ll discuss with the students what pride means to them and we’ll brainstorm things we are each proud of. A Q&A can follow if time allows. Best for elementary grades, but can be fun for all ages!
This presentation takes students through the process of generating a book idea all the way up through publication. There are many steps along the way, including writing the book, finding a publisher, and actually publishing the book. This is great for classes with students (or programming for adults) who are interested in the publication process or may be considering pursuing publication themselves. A Q&A can follow if time allows. Recommended for high school.
FROM BRAIN TO BOOK
THE ELEMENTS OF STORY WORKSHOP
In this interactive workshop, students will learn about the four main elements of a character driven story. Using these, students will have the opportunity to participate in a fun activity that allows them to flex their creative muscles and play a game together. Each student will need four pieces of scratch paper or notecards in order to play! A Q&A can follow if time allows. Great for middle and high school students, especially for classes that thrive on being actively engaged rather than sitting and listening to a speaker.