Author School Visits

Looking to turbo-charge a writing unit? Want to inspire an auditorium full of kids to create their own stories? I’d love to come to your school or library! Browse my ready-made workshops and presentations below, or request a custom workshop or presentation. To inquire about fees and schedule a visit, please get in touch.

PRESENTATIONS (FOR 30 OR MORE PEOPLE)

10 THINGS
All writers rely on tools and tricks to help them create good stories. In this dynamic presentation, you’ll learn the 10 things that have helped me most as a writer. If you’re interested in becoming a writer, these things can help you, too!

Grade levels: 2 – 8
Group size: 30 – 1,000 students
Length: 45 – 60 min

THE PICTURE BOOK PROCESS
Learn how Behold! A Baby was created, from initial brainstorm to finished book. In this highly visual presentation, I show each step of the process, including my rough drafts, editing the text, as well as Joy Ang’s initial sketches and final artwork. Followed by a Q&A.

Grade levels: K – 8
Group size: 30 – 1,000 students
Length: 45 – 60 min

WORKSHOPS (FOR 10 – 60 PEOPLE)

RAISE THE STAKES

To grab readers’ attention and keep them hooked till the last page, your story needs high stakes. In this workshop, we’ll do fun group activities and writing exercises to practice upping the ante.

Grade levels: 2 – 8
Group size: 30 – 60 students
Length: 45 – 60 min

STORY JARS
Do you ever sit down to start a story and find yourself staring at the blank page? Writing prompts, also known as story starters, can be a great way to get the ball rolling. As a group, we’ll create Story Jars–writing prompt tools that can remain in the classroom for future use.

Grade levels: 2 – 8
Group size: 30 – 60 students
Length: 45 – 60 min

We loved hearing the process of making a book and listening to Stephanie's stories.- Erin Geary, 2nd grade teacher at Lakeview Public School, Cottonwood, MN
Stephanie spent two days with the pre-k to fifth grade kids during the Blake LitFest. She had fun, age-appropriate interactive presentations, and her stories kept the kids engaged and asking questions. We loved working with Stephanie!- Jacquelyn Fletcher-Johnson, The Blake School LitFest Co-Chair
I appreciated that Stephanie spoke at the students' level. She had great ideas for writing that were just right for my students.</p> <p>- Mary Roe, 4th grade teacher at Lakeview Public School, Cottonwood, MN

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